The scale comprises 32 items to assess four styles of humor (eight items for each style): affiliative
(e.g., "I do not have to work very hard at making other people laugh," "I seem to be a naturally humorous person"); self-enhancing (e.g., "If I am feeling depressed, I can usually cheer myself up with humor"); aggressive (e.g., "If someone makes a mistake, I will often tease them about it"); and self-defeating humor (e.g., "I often try to make people like or accept me more by saying something funny about my own weaknesses, blunders, or faults").
Here, we have another case in which affiliative
In both contexts, children's and teachers' language was often for affiliative
purposes--the small-group settings required children to use language to get along with others in the co-creation of play narratives or texts.
Self-defeating and affiliative
humour are similar - both improve relationships.
One of the first reports in this regard indicated that centrally administered OT induced affiliative
behavior and facilitated bonds in female prairie voles .
In short, Uris has used literary forms to frame the transformation of the affiliative
project of Zionism into the filiative state.
In contrast, males have more work-related problems, rather than affiliative
In a prior investigation of adolescents' responses to ambiguous teases (Barnett, Nichols, Sonnentag, & Wadian, 2013), participants rated their experiences with antisocial (i.e., mean and hurtful; labeled Type 1) and prosocial (i.e., friendly and affiliative
; labeled Type 2) teases as well as their general attitudes toward teases.
 Reimer turns to a myriad of examples of texts such as Michael Bedard's Redwork and Tim Wynne jones's The Maestro to argue that, in Canadian children's literature, the true work of growing up entails the formation of affiliative
Among captive belugas and bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, ethograms for social behavior have been successfully developed and applied to link descriptive behavioral events with social (e.g., affiliative
, sexual) relationships (Ostman, 1991; Recchia (3)).
The positive categories include self-enhancing and affiliative
humor styles and the negative categories include self-defeating and aggressive humor styles.
First up an 'affiliative
' sense of humour means light teasing and joking to build relationships.