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NEWS FLASH: I'm currently working on a laughter themed podcast. I'm interviewing a variety of guests, from a variety of fields, such as psychology, comedy, therapy and business, with the goal of building up a number of interviews to have in a buffer before I launch the podcast in the coming months. Keep an eye on my Twitter Feed and Facebook page for updates. (If you would like to be a guest - contact me via the contact page above.)

Hello and welcome to the Laughter Research website. My name is Glen Duggan and I'm a PhD candidate, currently researching in the School of Psychology, Trinity College, Dublin. (This website is not affiliated with T.C.D.)


Glen Duggan - Laughter Researcher 

This website started life as research tool, designed for dual purposes - to inform people of my research into the psychology of laughter and to seek people's support as participants in my research.

I have since finished my data collection and I'm delighted with the wonderful support I got. A big thank you to everyone who took part. Woo Hoo! I'm no longer using the website and forum for data collection, but rather than just close them down, I've decided to keep them live - just for the fun of it.

I had noticed that despite the original research forum being closed access (out of ethical necessity), that there were a lot of people coming to visit the website and the open access info section of the forum.

Since people are interested in the topic of laughter, I've decided to make the brand spanking new version of the forum open to anyone who wants to either browse, or who wants to be an active member of a Laughter Discussion Community. It's non-academic, so it's a lot more relaxed. I won't be gathering any data for psychological research, so there are no consent forms - it's just about fun and learning in an informal way.

 All the best to you,


Glen Duggan

PhD Candidate, Trinity College, Dublin, 

M.Sc. Applied Psychology,

B.Sc. Psych (Hons).