This study investigated gender differences in the appreciation of slapstick humor. Participants included 28 male and 29 female undergraduates at Brigham Young University. Participants rated three humorous video clips (slapstick, wordplay, and non-sequitur) using a five question, seven point Likert-type rating scale. The results of the study supported our hypothesis that men would rate slapstick humor as funnier than women would. This suggests that gender differences in physical aggression influence perception of humor.
"Gender and the Appreciation of Physically Aggressive "Slapstick" Humor,"
Intuition: The BYU Undergraduate Journal of Psychology: Vol. 4:
1, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/intuition/vol4/iss1/7