by William Van Ornum, Ph.D. on
Slapstick humor can do wonders for mental health. Norman Cousins retreated to a place where he could watch videotaped comedies when he was suffering from a serious illness. Carol Tavris recommends the same approach when confronted with the inescapable frustrations of life. In National Review Online, AMHF Board Chair Jack Fowler offers a neat slideshow on the history of the Three Stooges. This comes just as the new movie on this trio of lovable laugh-mates makes its premier weekend.