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TITLE
A behavioral genetic study of humor styles in an Australian sample.
ABSTRACT
The present study investigated the extent to which individual differences in humor styles are attributable to genetic and/or environmental factors in an Australian sample. Participants were 934 same-sex pairs of adult twins from the Australian Twin Registry (546 monozygotic pairs, 388 dizygotic pairs) who completed the Humor Styles Questionnaire (HSQ). The HSQ measures four distinct styles of humor - affiliative, self-enhancing, aggressive, and self-defeating. Results revealed that additive genetic and non-shared environmental factors accounted for the variance in all four humor styles, thus replicating results previously obtained in a sample of twins from the United Kingdom. However, a study conducted with a U.S. sample produced different results and we interpret these findings in terms of cross-cultural differences in humor.
DATE PUBLISHED
2012 Oct
HISTORY
PUBSTATUS PUBSTATUSDATE
aheadofprint 2012/06/13
entrez 2012/08/11 06:00
pubmed 2012/08/11 06:00
medline 2013/04/05 06:00
AUTHORS
NAME COLLECTIVENAME LASTNAME FORENAME INITIALS AFFILIATION AFFILIATIONINFO
Baughman HM Baughman H M HM Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.
Giammarco EA Giammarco E A EA
Veselka L Veselka Livia L
Schermer JA Schermer Julie A JA
Martin NG Martin Nicholas G NG
Lynskey M Lynskey Michael M
Vernon PA Vernon Phillip A PA
INVESTIGATORS
JOURNAL
VOLUME: 15
ISSUE: 5
TITLE: Twin research and human genetics : the official journal of the International Society for Twin Studies
ISOABBREVIATION: Twin Res Hum Genet
YEAR: 2012
MONTH: Oct
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CITEDMEDIUM: Print
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MEDLINE JOURNAL
MEDLINETA: Twin Res Hum Genet
COUNTRY: England
ISSNLINKING: 1832-4274
NLMUNIQUEID: 101244624
PUBLICATION TYPE
PUBLICATIONTYPE TEXT
Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Twin Study
COMMENTS AND CORRECTIONS
GRANTS
GRANTID AGENCY COUNTRY
DA18267 NIDA NIH HHS United States
GENERAL NOTE
KEYWORDS
MESH HEADINGS
DESCRIPTORNAME QUALIFIERNAME
Adult
Australia
Female
Genetics, Behavioral
Humans
Individuality
Male
Questionnaires
Social Perception
Twins, Dizygotic psychology
Twins, Monozygotic psychology
Wit and Humor as Topic psychology
SUPPLEMENTARY MESH
GENE SYMBOLS
CHEMICALS
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