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It is always useful to review an article’s bibliography and references to get a deeper understanding of the psychoanalytic concepts and theoretical framework in it.

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(1967). Psychoanalytic Review. LIII, No. 2, 1966: The Biology of Laughter. Joost A. M. Meerloo. Pp. 25-44.. Psychoanal Q., 36:470-471.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Psychoanalytic Review. LIII, No. 2, 1966: The Biology of Laughter. Joost A. M. Meerloo. Pp. 25-44.

(1967). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 36:470-471

Psychoanalytic Review. LIII, No. 2, 1966: The Biology of Laughter. Joost A. M. Meerloo. Pp. 25-44.

The author attempts to point out the relationship of laughter to other body functions. At the same time he unintentionally fortifies the psychological explanations of laughter. Types of laughter and its functions multiply as Meerloo proceeds to the conclusion that laughter is a defense against a defense, a sudden awareness as well as a defense against inner awareness. The reference to Freud's

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work on Wit and Jokes is so brief that it can be viewed as wit with the hostile component quite obvious.

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Article Citation

(1967). Psychoanalytic Review. LIII, No. 2, 1966. Psychoanal. Q., 36:470-471

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