The health-caring function of humor in social work

Vol. 23 Iss. 1 pp. 4854 | St. Petersburg State Institute of Psychology and Social Work | ISSN: 1993-8101


The article justifies the need for a sense of humor in social workers. It reveals the concept of «humor», theories of humor, purpose of humor. Author describes situations of using humor in social work focusing on the fact that the main function of humor is to provide a feeling of satisfaction in difficult situations of professional activity and thus to preserve health. Thereby author suggests methods for a social worker to improve his/her sense of humor in order to successfully solve professional problems and to develop personal powers.


humor, sense of humor, theories of humor, purpose of humor, types of using humor, functions of humor in social work, methods of improving the sense of humor


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