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January Jones welcomes Mary Kay Morrison, A Quest For Humor

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author Mary Kay Morrison discussing her books

Using Humor to Maximize Learning: Exploring Links between Positive Emotions and Education

Using Humor to Maximize Living

Mary Kay Morrison is an educator who has taught at virtually every level of the educational spectrum, while facilitating keynote presentations and workshop sessions for the past 30 years. Her work includes integrating what we know about applying cognitive research on both the emotions (particularity humor) and movement to learning. In addition to humor and stress management, Mary Kay frequently conducts seminars on brain research, leadership, ADHD, group facilitation, parenting and mentoring. Mary Kay is founder and director of Humor Quest. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH) and was 2010-11 conference chair. In 2009, she founded and currently directs the international AATH Humor Academy graduate study and certificate program. As a member of the Illinois NCLB implementation team, she conducted “Train the Trainer” sessions for the State Board of Education on school improvement and mentoring. She is the education advisor for the Funny Lit Project offered through World Laughter Tour.


Her publications, Using Humor to Maximize Learning; Exploring Links between Positive Emotions and Education I and Using Humor to Maximize Living are being used as texts for humor studies and both are used for the groundbreaking international graduate Humor Academy offered by the Association of Applied and Therapeutic Humor.