Cooke presents research at annual humor conference


Aug. 31. 2017

Colleen Cooke, professor of parks, conservation and recreational therapy, presented research at the Association and Therapeutic Humor annual conference in Orlando, Florida. Cooke's experimental research project examined therapeutic humor as a recreational therapy intervention and how humor can improve quality of life.

Cooke was one of more than 150 attendees representing the fields of health care, education and business who attended the conference. The theme of this year's conference, "Humor: The Power & Purpose of Play," focused on the latest research in the field of neuroscience and its relationship to therapeutic humor and well-being.

Cooke is a student in the AATH's certification program, the Humor Academy, and will graduate from the program in April 2018 as a Certified Humor Professional.

The AATH is a non-profit community of professionals and laughter enthusiasts who value humor in their daily lives.