• Tabea ScheelEmail author
  • Christine GockelEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Psychology book series (BRIEFSPSYCHOL)


This chapter contains (1) introductory explanations on the relevance of studying humor in work and organizational psychology and what to expect from the book as a whole, as well as (2) an organizer for the reader, including short paragraphs on every topic. The core chapters cover the role of humor for teams, leadership, negotiation, learning, and health in the work context. Each chapter will conclude with a summary of the main findings, an outline of research gaps for future studies, and a paragraph about the implications for practice in work and organizational psychology (e.g., consequences for employees and organizations). References for further reading will be provided in the texts and at the end of the main chapters of this SpringerBrief. In the appendix, a collection of humor measures useful in work contexts is provided.


Workplace humor State-of-the art Humor theories Teams Leadership Negotiations Learning Health Diversity Virtuality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Work and Organizational PsychologyFernUniversitaet in HagenHagenGermany
  2. 2.SRH University of Applied SciencesBerlinGermany

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