ALL1291-Z First 6 Weeks Tuesdays 10:30-11:50 Start Date 12-Sept
Zoom Limit 20
Hands down, our sense of humor is one of our greatest survival tools! Through fun activities and discussion, we’ll explore humor’s origins, what makes us laugh, what ignites, cultivates and suppresses it, plus its invaluable contributions to improving our interpersonal lives, promoting overall sanity (!) and appreciating gender differences in humor. Like what Groucho said, ‘Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.’ There is no text for this class. There will be recommended articles on humor.
Coordinator: Nina Greenwald
Nina Greenwald, Ph.D., is an educational psychologist, former director of The Graduate Program of Critical and Creative Thinking, UMass Boston. Specializations include creative thinking and creative problem solving, critical thinking, invention, humor and thinking, and educating gifted students. Author and consultant/trainer, Nina is elected to the Danforth Associates of New England, selected higher education faculty distinguished for excellence in teaching. She lives in Barnstable Village and coordinates many ALL courses.