Political Humor and Anxiety: Proposal Time! (Update #5)

After extensive research, it’s time to turn theory into practice and write questions for the fall Omnibus Project survey! For those unfamiliar with the Omnibus, it’s a survey sent out every fall by the Government department to gather political covariates and demographic data along with variables of interest from a sample pool of respondents. There’s […]

Political Humor and Anxiety: Journals and Dev Tools (Update #4)

Lit review work has been going well, continuing my progress in psych-related humor research. I’m looking now at articles from┬áHumor: International Journal of Humor Research, which is an interdisciplinary journal for humor studies and generally assumes the readership doesn’t have extensive background in all of the fields involved (which is great for me). While it […]

Political Humor and Anxiety: Measure of Anxiety (Update #3)

Since my previous posts tackled the link between political humor and anxiety, the next question in my literature review is straightforward: how do we measure anxiety? As a non-psych major who typically studies government and economics, I had to do some digging. After reviewing the literature, anxiety can be split into two categories (state and […]