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Poland, W.S. (1990). The Gift of Laughter: On the Development of a Sense of Humor in Clinical Analysis. Psychoanal Q., 59:197-225.

(1990). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 59:197-225

The Gift of Laughter: On the Development of a Sense of Humor in Clinical Analysis

Warren S. Poland, M.D.

ABSTRACT

Clinical analytic change often brings with it a maturing of the patient's sense of humor, leading to an internalized capacity to acknowledge pain and frustration while soothing oneself with wit. Both the nature of psychic functioning, especially the multiple meanings structured in words, and the nature of the dyadic aspects of clinical analysis contribute to this happy outcome. The structural similarities that jokes and humor bear to transference and self-analytic capacities are also considered.

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