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Unformatted text preview: suffering from negative emotions could be uplifted through humor alone without the physical intensity of exercise. The study of humor will benefit those suffering from negative emotions as it provides an alternative way to treat cognitive problems without medication or other types of therapy. Cann, A., Calhoun, L. G., & Nance, J. T. (2000). Exposure to humor before and after an unpleasant stimulus: Humor as a preventative or a cure. Humor: International Journal of Humor Research, 13 (2), 177-191. Strick, M., Holland, R. W., van Baaren, R. B., & van Knippenberg, A. (2009). Finding comfort in a joke: Consolatory effects of humor through cognitive distraction. Emotion, 9 (4), 574-578. Szabo, A. (2003). The acute effects of humor and exercise on mood and anxiety. Journal of Leisure Research, 35 (2), 152-162....
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