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'The purpose of this article is to identify opportunities for humor in the college classroom, discuss how humor affects learning outcomes, and present guidelines for the appropriate use of humor, particularly in "dread courses." A "dread course" is one that students sometimes avoid due to a lack of self-confidence, perceived difficulty of the material, or a previous negative experience in a content area such as mathematics. According to Korobkin, (1988) humor can diminish this anxiety and reduce... More
Material Type: Open Journal-Article
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Date Added to MERLOT: February 21, 2013
Date Modified in MERLOT: February 21, 2013
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Submitter: Cathy Swift

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