Though the database isn't extensive, according to Rick Provine
, associate director of Libraries and Coordination of Technology, it suits the 2,300-student liberal arts institution just fine.
Turner Research; Roger Camp, Camp Roofing; James Lashbrook, Century Maintenance Supply; Rick Luke, Century Air Conditioning; David Murphy and Chuck Engelken, CenterPoint Energy; Mark Provine
, Water Management Services; Rick Salazar, Heritage Foundation Repair; and John Todd and David Koenig, Rencon.
Humor is a crucial part of every day life that can be a simple response to comedy, a cathartic mood-lifter, or a social vocalization that binds individuals together (Provine
, who wrote the Foreword to Denying Evolution: "The typical book written by an evolutionist is directed to the destruction of creationist arguments ...
Another prominent laugh researcher is Robert Provine
, a professor of neurology and psychology at the University of Maryland.
A chapter on tickling serves as a fine example of the way Provine
weaves together science, social science and just plain good thinking and observation.
Frohock's account of Cornell biology professor Will Provine
's transition from Bible-believing Presbyterianism to a kind of awestruck materialism is particularly fascinating--both as a human story and as an exemplar of why many in science feel so strongly that materialism is correct.
University of Maryland Professor of Psychology Robert Provine
(1996) found that four times as much laughter was triggered by bland phrases than by formal jokes.
Similar findings have been noted by Doris Marie Provine
(Judging Credentials: Nonlawyer Judges and the Politics of Profession, 1986) for nonlawyer and lawyer judges, but Kritzer maintains that the findings in chapter 5 contrast with those of Richard Block and Jack Stieber (The Impact of Attorney and an Arbitrator on Arbitration Awards, 1987), who reported differences between lawyers and nonlawyers.
Doris Marie Provine
is a professor of political science in the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.
"We look forward to working with Murray" Provine
, who owns four chapters, said Kelly.