When Humor Widens the Political Divide

This study explores when humor will bring people together and when it will widen political conflicts.

Certain forms of humor can bring people closer together. This study explores when humor will bring people together and when it will widen political conflicts. Understanding the difference is important to advance the search for a transpartisan politics. In this article by Jill Suttie, humor researcher Thomas Ford explores how disparaging humor increases prejudice--and what we can do to laugh together again.

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When Humor Widens the Political Divide
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