Rod A. Martin

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Rod A. Martin
Known forHumor research
Academic background
Alma materUniversity of Waterloo

Rod A. Martin is Professor of Psychology at the University of Western Ontario specializing in clinical psychology. His research focuses on the nature and functions of humor and laughter, as well as their relationship to psychological health and well-being.[1][2] He holds a B.A, M.A and Ph.D from the University of Waterloo.[3]

Martin is a researcher in the field of humor research and is often cited for his multi-dimensional concept of humor. His publication The Psychology of Humor: An Integrative Approach was published by Academic Press.[4][5]

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • — (2007). The Psychology of Humor: An Integrative Approach. Elsevier Academic Press. ISBN 978-0-12-372564-6.


  1. ^ Paul Lewis (2 October 2006). Cracking Up: American Humor in a Time of Conflict. University of Chicago Press. pp. 66–. ISBN 978-0-226-47699-5. After evaluating all of the published research on the “effects of humor and laughter on physical health” extant in 2001, Rod A. Martin, a professor of clinical psychology at the University of Western Ontario, concluded that “more carefully ...
  2. ^ Nick Tasler. "How to Get Better at Dealing with Change". Harvard Business Review. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  3. ^ M. J. Apter; D. Fontana; S. Murgatroyd (25 February 2014). Reversal Theory: Applications and Development. Taylor & Francis. pp. 156–. ISBN 978-1-317-76654-4. Rod A. Martin began his studies in the area of theology, completing the Bachelor of Theology degree before moving into psychology and receiving his Ph.D in clinical psychology at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
  4. ^ Anthony Gottlieb (31 May 2013). "'No Joke,' by Ruth R. Wisse". Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  5. ^ Phi Delta Kappa International (22 November 2011). Head of the Class: The Collected Kappan Cartoons for Educators. Solution Tree Press. pp. 6–. ISBN 978-1-936765-68-3. ... For a more recent examination of the field, see Rod A. Martin's book, The Psychology of Humor: An Integrative Approach (Academic Press, 2007).

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