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The Role of Humor in Children's Sharing [microform] / Suzanne L. Krogh
Bib ID 5470682
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Krogh, Suzanne L
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1983 
15 p. 
Summary

A total of 40 children in the three primary grades were studied to determine if they would donate more to a worthy cause after having been exposed to a humorous situation, in contrast to exposure to a serious one. The children who had heard a serious story about sharing donated slightly more to help Ethiopian refugees than did children who had heard humorous stories. However, the difference was not significant. Children who scored higher on Damon's scale of distributive justice donated significantly more, as did girls. It is argued that classroom discussions and activities concerning important issues could sometimes benefit from a less serious approach than is traditionally used. (Author/RH)

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Developmental Stages.  |  Elementary School Students.  |  Humor.  |  Moral Development.  |  Primary Education.  |  Sex Differences.  |  Sharing Behavior
Form/genre Reports, Research.
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