Paul McGhee has a PhD in Psychology and is internationally known for his own 20 years of research on humor, having published many scientific articles and 12 previous books on humor. He has now put these years of research on humor into action, creating a well-tested program for improving your sense of humor and learning how to use humor to cope with the stress in your life.
He currently works full time as a professional speaker and is President of The Laughter Remedy, in Wilmington, Delaware. He is at the cutting edge of the current movement to put humor to work in healthcare settings and corporations. He shows physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals how to use humor to 1) cope with the growing pace of change and uncertainty in the healthcare system and 2) build the resilience needed to remain productive and provide quality care and service in the midst of growing job stress. In corporate settings, he shows how humor provides the emotional resilience needed to meet increasing work demands.
The 7 Humor Habits Program presented in this book has been used by many employees in corporations, hospitals and other settings. This skill-development tool is commonly used by employees after Dr. McGhee has completed a presentation on humor to the organization.
This Humor Training Program and other aspects of Dr. McGhee’s work has been featured in the Scientific American: Mind, the New York Times, USA Today, The Learning Channel, PBS, Dutch, Swiss and German television, and German, French, Swiss, Norwegian, Japanese and Italian magazines and newspapers.
For additional information Dr. McGhee's keynotes, as well as both a discussion of research on the health and coping benefits of humor and guidelines for improving your own humor skills, see his web site at www.LaughterRemedy.com.