13. Are men funnier than women?
Dr Gil Greengross

Dr Gil Greengross

We tested whether the stereotype that men are funnier than women is true.

We found that men were rated as slightly funnier, on average, than women. Results might reflect both evolutionary and environmental effects, where men try to use humour to attract women as mates.

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Dr Gil Greengross

Academic Department

Department of Psychology