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Type Conference Presentation
Scope Discipline-based scholarship
Title Humor in Uncertainty Improves Work Relations and Diversity?
Organization Unit
  • Jamie Lee Gloor
Presentation Type paper
Item Subtype Original Work
Refereed Yes
Status Published electronically before print/final form (Epub ahead of print)
  • English
Series Name Academy of Management Proceedings
Event Title Academy of Management Proceedings
Event Type conference
Event Location Boston, MA, USA
Event Start Date August 9 - 2019
Event End Date August 13 - 2019
Abstract Text In this paper, Gloor examines humor as a micro-level strategy to deal with interpersonal and situational uncertainty (i.e., in more demographically dissimilar dyads and upon first meeting, respectively). Gloor argues that humor relieves the greater intergroup anxiety that is more likely to occur in intergroup pairs (e.g., a man and a woman). With a behavioral experiment, Gloor extends humor research at the dyadic level, causally demonstrating how positive, affiliative humor facilitates social relations and reduces interpersonal uncertainty.
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