Humor and Creativity

BOOKS AND OTHER RESOURCES SHOWING THE LINK BETWEEN HUMOR AND CREATIVITY

Books

Allen, Robert, Boost Your Creativity: Exercises and Advice for Great Creative Thinking (Collins & Brown 2005)

Ayan, Jordan, Aha!: 10 Ways to Free Your Creative Spirit and Find Your Great Ideas (Three Rivers Press 1996)

Cameron, Julia, How to Avoid Making Art (Tarcher 2005)

Eastman, Max and William Fry, Enjoyment of Laughter  (Simon and Schuster 1936, Transaction Publications, paperback 2009)

Grout, Pam, Art and Soul: 156 Ways to Free Your Creative Spirit (Andrews McMeel Publishing 2000)

Morreall, John, Ph.D., Humor Works (Human Resource Development Press 1997); Taking Laughter Seriously (State University of New York Press 1983)

SARK, Sark’s New Creative Companion (Celestial Arts 2005)

Von Oech, Roger, A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative (Business Plus rev. ed. 2008)

Von Oech, Roger, The Creative Whack Pack (U.S. Games Systems 1989)

YKK, You Are Creative – Let Your Creativity Bloom (Penmarin Books 2006)

Ziv, Avner, PhD, “Using Humor To Promote Creative Thinking,” a treatise (Chapter 4), in Humor and Child’s Development: A Guide to Practical Applications, a book of treatises edited by Paul McGhee, PhD. (Haworth Press 1989)

Other Resources

Pat’s Handout, “Putting S-I-L-L-I-E-R To Work”

Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor
www.aath.org

International Society for Humor Studies
http://www.hnu.edu/ishs/

World Laughter Tour
http://www.worldlaughtertour.com/

Laughter Yoga
http://www.laughteryoga.org/

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