Facilitating effects of humor on creativity.
Investigated the influence of listening to humor on the scores of adolescents on creativity tests. 282 10 graders were divided into 4 groups and were given the Torrance Verbal Test of Creative Thinking in a Solomon-type design. The humorous record used in the experiment was chosen for the high laughter response (amplitude and duration). It was found that those adolescents who listened to the record performed significantly better on a creativity test than control groups