Humor, Health and Child Development
Dates & Times:
Friday, July 12, 4 - 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, July 19, 4 - 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 20, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday, August 2, 4 - 8 p.m.
Saturday, August 3, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
This course will explore the role of humor in children's development. The structure of humor, as well as its social, emotional, cognitive and cultural dimensions, will be examined. Child development theories and research in the field of humor development and humor and health will be reviewed. Students will investigate (1) developmental differences in children's creation, comprehension and appreciation of humor, (2) Humor research in the areas of physical and mental health will be a focus, and (3) the practical applications of humor to promote learning and foster a sense of well-being and health in children in a variety of settings and situations (e.g. home, classroom, hospitals, playground, center-based, etc.
Claire M. White, M.S., Coordinator of the Undergraduate Child Life Program, Assistant Professor, Child Life and Family Studies, Wheelock College
Tuition and Registration Fees:
Professional Development/Continuing Education (36 PDPs/3.6 CEUs): $585
Non-matriculated student (3 graduate credits): $975