Friday, April 30, 7:30 pm CDT
What Makes Us Laugh: On the Psychology of Comedy
Presenter: Jungian Analyst James Hollis, PhD
What is comedy? Why is it so often paired with its dark twin tragedy? Why do we laugh? Is comedy healthy, or pathological? (Freud, who was rather dour, wrote a book on the subject, and Jung, known for his earthy humor and voluminous laugh, did not). How does comedy reveal both the admirable and repulsive in our nature, our vulgarity and our sublimity?
Non-members $10, free to Jung Society members.
A link to the program will be emailed to you on the day of the presentation.
James Hollis is a Zurich-trained Jungian Analyst who has a practice in Washington, DC. He also has written seventeen books, the latest being Living Between Worlds: Findind Personal Resilience in Times of Change and Prisims: Reflections on this Journey We Call Life.
CEUs will not be awarded for this program