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Humor Styles and the Intolerance of Uncertainty Model of Generalized Anxiety
Europe's Journal of Psychology
Past research suggests that sense of humor may play a role in anxiety. The present study builds upon this work by exploring how individual differences in various humor styles, such as affiliative, self-enhancing, and self-defeating humor, may fit within a contemporary research model of anxiety. In this model, intolerance of uncertainty is a fundamental personality characteristic that heightens excessive worry, thus increasing anxiety. We further propose that greater intolerance of uncertaintydoi:10.5964/ejop.v10i3.752 fatcat:tecml5wrsvfqfjwgjiulsp3c7e