What makes things funny?

How does humor ben­e­fit well-being?

When can com­e­dy go wrong?

The Humor Research Lab (aka HuRL) at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Col­orado Boul­der is ded­i­cat­ed to the sci­en­tif­ic study of humor, its antecedents, and its con­se­quences. The lab’s the­o­ret­i­cal and method­olog­i­cal base is in the inter­dis­ci­pli­nary fields of emo­tion and judg­ment and deci­sion mak­ing, with an empha­sis in social and cog­ni­tive psy­chol­o­gy. HuRL is direct­ed by Dr. Peter McGraw, Pro­fes­sor of Mar­ket­ing and Psy­chol­o­gy at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Col­orado Boul­der.