Humor Can Motivate and Educate
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 778 , Segment 3
Episode: Russian Expulsions, Our Data When We Die, The Untold Story of Anna Murray Douglas
- Mar 28, 2018 11:00 pm
- 10:44 mins
Guest: Christofer Skurka, PhD Candidate in Communication, Cornell University Comedians like Trevor Noah, Jimmy Kimmel, John Oliver and Seth Meyers are more and more a source of information. Their satire and sarcasm provoke viewers to question what’s going on in the world. How effective is humor in changing people’s minds and behaviors? Researchers at Cornell took a serious look at the power of humor in a study that showed participants a series of videos about climate change. They found both humor and fear had advantages in getting people to climate change seriously.