Science: Study of Humor

Have the British a peculiar sense of humor? A solemn inquiry into that footless but fascinating question has been doggedly conducted, amid the fury of World War II, by British Psychologist H. J. Eysenck, of London's Mill Hill Emergency Hospital. In spite of many annoyances — some of his research material was blown up in the bombing of the British Museum, some sunk in transit across the Atlantic — Mr. Eysenck gathered a great volume of data from both sides of the Atlantic. To de termine whether there are national differences in humor,...

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