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The effect of humour and mood on memory recall

Tunku Badli, Tunku Saraa Zawyah and Dzulkifli, Mariam Adawiah (2013) The effect of humour and mood on memory recall. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 97 (6). pp. 252-257. ISSN 1877-0428

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Abstract

The research presented here attempted to investigate the effect of humour on memory recall, while taking into consideration the mood of the participants. Participants were divided into two groups; neutral and dysphoric group. Both groups viewed humorous video clips which included displayed words and were asked to recall as many words from the videos. Findings showed that both groups had higher recall of words. Thus, the enhanced memory due to humour or humour effect can occur not only to individuals in a neutral mood, but also those in dysphoric mood.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2283/34399 SCOPUS
Uncontrolled Keywords: humour, memory recall, dysphoric, mood
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H61 Theory. Method
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Dr Mariam Adawiah Dzulkifli
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2014 13:28
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2014 14:57
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/34399

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