Following a surprise instance of violence at the Oscars when actor Will Smith went on stage to slap host Chris Rock, our newest blog post for Psychology Today examines research on humour and humiliation. Why would someone take the dangerous risk of getting in a physical fight over something as apparently meaningless as a bad joke (even one in poor taste)? Find out about the research on this question and how to use humour nonviolently to deescalate (instead of fueling) conflicts: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/are-we-done-fighting/202203/humor-and-humiliation
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