Sarcasm Can Stimulate This Highly Desirable Mental Skill

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Sarcasm can actually promote creative thinking, a new study finds. Sarcasm may not even be detrimental to relationships, if used between people who know each other. Sarcasm has an unexpected mental benefit.

  • Despite being considered one of the lowest forms of wit, sarcasm actually requires considerable mental powers to produce.
  • Participants in the study were put into three different conditions to have a simulated conversation: neutral, sarcastic or sincere.
  • The study was published in the journal Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes ( Huang et al., 2015 ).

 

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