Dr Tracey Platt

Lecturer

Email address: T.Platt@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 312324 Location: MC322 Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Sport and Human Sciences Areas of expertise: Positive social interactions and individual differences

About

Background

I graduated from York St John, then a College of the University of Leeds with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology. I went on to undertake a MSc in Work and Organisational Psychology from the University of Hull. Securing funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation, I followed my research interest in Personality and Humour and spent the next three years completing my PhD and teaching at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. I have also worked in two large research groups. The first, working on an EU project FP7 which aimed at incorporating laughter into Human Avatar interactions and the second for NCCR Lives a Swiss National research group which aimed at researching overcoming vulnerability from a life course perspective. I am currently teaching on modules in Occupational Psychology and Theoretical and Applied Social Psychology. 

Research interests

My research interest lies in understanding many aspects of interactions, especially how emotions are non-verbally communicated. This gives me a lot of freedom to be able to study many novel aspects relating to human interactions. That said, I tend to focus on positive emotions, especially humor interactions and the potential negative aspects of those. I also utilize the Facial Action Coding System in my work, which allows for objective methodology to my studies. 

Publications

Peer Reviewed

Under Review

Ruch, W., Gander, F., Platt, T., & Hofmann, J. (under review). Team Roles: The development and initial validation of a self-report inventory and their relation to character strengths and job satisfaction. Journal of Positive Psychology.

Platt, T., Wagner, L., & Ruch, W. (under review).Not all class clowns are the same: Investigating the differences in classroom accomplishing. Learning and Individual Differences.

In Press

Ford, T. E., Platt, T., Richardson, K., & Tucker, R. (in press). The psychology of humor: Basic research and translation. Translational Issues in Psychological Science.

Platt, T. (in press). Extreme gelotophobia: Affective and physical responses to ridicule and teasing. Sage Open.

Platt, T., Proyer, R. T., Hofmann, J., & Ventis, W. L. (in press). Why bother about the fear of being laughed at and the implications of ignoring it? European Journal of Humour Research.

Ruch, W., Proyer, R. T., & Platt, T. (in press). Dispositions towards being laughed at and ridicule: Gelotophobia and more … what we know and what we would like to know. Impuls - Journal of Psychology.

2015

Platt, T. & Ruch, W. (2015). (Review of the book Ha! The Science of When We Laugh and Why by Scott Weems). Humor: International Journal of Humor Research, 28, 657-662. doi:10.1515/humor-2015-0101.

Führ, M., Platt, T., & Proyer, R. T. (2015). Testing the relations of gelotophobia with humor as a coping strategy and self-ascribed loneliness, reflectivity, attractiveness, self-acceptance, and life expectations. European Journal of Humour Research.

Hofmann, J., Platt, T., Ruch, W., & Proyer, R. (2015). Individual differences in the decoding and responding to joy and contempt. Sage Open. 5(2), 1–12. doi: 10.1177/2158244015581191

Hofmann, J., Platt, T., Ruch, W., Niewiadomski, R., & Urbain, J. (2015). The influence of a virtual companion on amusement when watching funny films. Motivation and Emotion. doi: 10.1007/s11031-014-9461-y

Ruch, W., Hofmann, J., & Platt, T. (2015). Individual differences in gelotophobia and responses to laughter-eliciting emotions. Personality and Individual Differences, 72, 117 – 121. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2014.08.034

2014

Ruch, W., Platt, T., Hofmann, J., Niewiadomski, R., Urbain, J., Mancini, M, & Dupont, S. (2014). Gelotophobia and the challenges of implementing laughter into Virtual Agents interactions. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 928. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00928

Auerbach, S., Hofmann, J., Platt, T., & Ruch, W. (2014). An investigation of the emotions elicited by hospital clowns in comparison to circus clowns and nursing staff. European Journal of Humor Research, 3(1), 26-45.

Ruch, W., Hofmann, J., Platt, T., & Proyer, R. T. (2014). The state-of-the art in gelotophobia research: A review and some theoretical extensions. Humor: International Journal of Humor Research, 27, 23-45. doi: 10.1515/humor-2013-0046.

Ruch, W., Platt, T., & Hofmann, J. (2014). The character strengths of class clowns. Frontiers in Personality and Social Psychology, 5. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01075

Dionigi, A., Ruch, W., & Platt, T. (2014). Components and determinants of the shift between own persona and the clown persona: A hierarchical analysis. The European Journal of Humour Research, 1(4), 58-80.

2013

Mancini, M., Hofmann, J., Volpe, G., Varni, G., Platt, T., Glowinski, D., Ruch, W., & Camurri, A. (2013). Towards automated full body detection of laughter driven by human expert annotation. 5th International Workshop on Affective Interaction in Natural Environments (AFFINE), 757-762. doi:10.1109/acii.2013.140

Niewiadomski, R., Hofmann, J., Urbain, J., Platt, T., Wagner, J., Piot, B., Cakmak, H., Pammi, S., Baur, T., Dupont, S., Geist, M., Lingenfelser, F., McKeown, G., Pietquin, O., & Ruch, W. (2013). Laugh-aware virtual agent and its impact on user amusement. In T. Ito, C. Jonker, M. Gini, and O. Shehory (Eds.), Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2013) (pp. 619-626). Minnesota, USA.

Platt, T., Hofmann, J., Ruch, W., & Proyer, R. T. (2013). Duchenne Display responses towards sixteen enjoyable emotions: Individual differences between no and fear of being laughed at. Motivation and Emotion, 37, 776–786. doi:10.1007/s11031-013- 9342-9.

Ruch, W., Hofmann, J., & Platt, T. (2013). Investigating facial features of four types of laughter in historic illustrations. European Journal of Humor Research, 1(1), 98-118.

Ruch, W., Hofmann, J., Platt, T., & Vuori, A. (2013). Die Stärken der Pfadi: Positives Erleben und positive Eigenschaften bei Kindern und Jugendlichen in Jugendverbänden [The strengths of the scouts: Positive experience and positive traits in children and adolescents participating in youth organizations]. Psychologie und Erziehung (P&E 1.13), 39, 22-31.

Urbain, J., Niewiadomski, R., Hofmann, J., Bantegnie, E., Baur, T., Berthouze, N., Cakmak, H., Cruz, R. T., Dupont, S., Geist, M., Griffin, H., Lingenfelser, F., Mancini, M., Miranda, M., McKeown, G., Pammi, S., Pietquin, O., Piot, B., Platt, T., Ruch, W., Sharma, A., Volpe, G., & Wagner, J. (2013). Laugh Machine. Proceedings eNTERFACE’12. The 8th International Summer Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces, 2nd – 27th of July 2012 (pp. 13-34). Metz, France: Supélec.

2012

Hofmann, J., Ruch, W., & Platt, T. (2012). The en- and decoding of schadenfreude laughter. Sheer joy expressed by a Duchenne laugh or emotional blend with a distinct morphological expression? Interdisciplinary Workshop on Laughter and other Non- Verbal Vocalizations in Speech Proceedings, Dublin, Ireland, 26-27 of October (pp. 8- 10).

Niewiadomski, R., Pammi, S., Sharma, A., Hofmann, J., Platt, T., Cruz, R.T., & Qu, B. (2012). Visual laughter synthesis: Initial approaches. Interdisciplinary Workshop on Laughter and other Non-Verbal Vocalisations in Speech Proceedings, Dublin, Ireland, 26-27 ofOctober (pp. 10-12).

Platt, T., Hofmann, J., Ruch, W., Niewiadomski, R., & Urbain, J. (2012). Experimental standards in research on AI and humor when considering psychology. Fall Symposium on Artificial Intelligence of Humor Proceedings, Washington, USA, 2-4 of November, 54-61.

Platt, T., Ruch, W., Hofmann, J., & Proyer, R. T. (2012). Extreme fear of being laughed at: components of gelotophobia. Israeli Journal of Humor Research: An international Journal, 1, 86-106.

Platt, T., & Forabosco, G. (2012). Gelotophobia: The fear of being laughed at. In P. Gremigni (Ed.), Humor and health promotion (pp.229-252). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Ruch, W. & Platt, T. (2012). Separating content and structure in humor appreciation: The need for a bimodal model and support from research into aesthetics. In Nijhold, A. (Ed.), 3rd International workshop on computational humor (pp. 23-27). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: University of Amsterdam.

Platt. T. & Ruch, W. (2012). 3 WD Humor Test. In S. Attardo (Ed.), Encyclopedia of humor studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

2011

Proyer, R. T., Neukom, M., Platt, T., & Ruch, W. (2011). Assessing gelotophobia, gelotophilia, and katagelasticism in children: An initial study on how six to nine-year-olds deal with laughter and ridicule and how this relates to bullying and victimization. Child Indicators Research, 4, 1-20. doi:10.1007/s12187-011-9127-1

2010

Platt, T., Ruch, W. & Proyer, R.T. (2010). A lifetime of the fear of being laughed at: An aged perspective. Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie, 43, 36-41 .

Platt, T. & Ruch, W. (2010). Gelotophobia and age: Do dispositions towards ridicule and being laughed at predict coping with age-related vulnerabilities? Psychological Test and Assessment Modeling 52, 231-244.

Carretero-Dios, H., Ruch, W., Agudelo, D., Platt, T., & Proyer, R. T. (2010). Fear of being laughed at and social anxiety: A preliminary psychometric study. Psychological Test and Assessment Modeling, 52, 108-124.

Proyer, R. T., Platt, T., & Ruch, W. (2010). Self-conscious emotions and ridicule: Shameful gelotophobes and guilt free katagelasticists. Personality and Individual Differences, 49, 54-58. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2010.03.007

2009

Platt, T. & Ruch, W. (2009). The emotions of Gelotophobes: Shameful, fearful and joyless? Humor: International Journal of Humor Research, 22(1-2), 91-110. doi 10.1515/HUMR.2009.005,

Proyer, R. T, Ruch, W., Ali, N. S., Al-Olimat, H. S., Amemiya T., Adal, T. A., Ansari, S. A., Arhar, Š., Asem, G., Baudin, N., Bawab S., Bergen, D., Brdar, I., Brites, R., Brunner-Sciarra, M., Carrell A., Carretero Dios, H., Celik, M., Ceschi, G., Chang, K, Chao-chih, L., Cheryomukhin, A., Chik, M. P. Y., Chlopicki, W., Cranney, J., Dahourou, D., Doosje, S., Dore, M., El-Arousy, N., Fickova, E., Führ, M., Gallivan, J., Geling, H., Germikova, L., Giedraityte, M., Goh, A., González, R. D., Guohai, C., Ho, S. K., Hrebícková, M., Jaime, B., Jun, W., Hertzberg Kaare, B., Kamble, S., Kazarian, S., Kerkkanen, P., Klementová, M., Kobozeva, I. M., Kovjanic, S., Kumaraswamy, N., Lampert, M., Levesque, M., Loizou, E., Loving, R. D., Lyttle, J., Machline, V. C., McGoldrick, S., Min, L., McRorie, M., Mõttus, R, Munyae, M. M., Navia, C. E., Nkhalamba, M., Pedrini, P. P., Petkova, M., Platt, T., Popa, D.-E., Radomska, A., Rashid, T., Rawlings, D., Rubio, V. J., Samson, A. C., Sarid, O., Shams, S., Sisokohm, S., Jakob, S., Snikhovska, I., Stephanenko, E. A., Stokenberga, L., Stuer, H., Tanoto, Y. S. R., Tapia, L., Taylor, J., Thibault, P., Thompson, A., Thörn, H., Toyota, H., Ujlaky, J., Vanno, V., van der Westhuizen, B., Wijayathilake, D., Wong, P. S. O., Wycoff, E. B, & Yeun, E. J. (2009). Breaking ground in cross-cultural research on the fear of being laughed at (gelotophobia): A multi-national study involving 73 countries. Humor: International Journal of Humor Research, 22(1-2), 253-279. doi: 10.1515/HUMR.2009.012,

Platt, T., Proyer, R.T., & Ruch, W. (2009). Gelotophobia and bullying: The assessment of the fear of being laughed at and its application among bullying victims. Psychology Science Quarterly, 52, 135-137.

2008

Platt, T. (2008). Emotional responses to ridicule and teasing: Should gelotophobes react differently? Humor: International Journal of Humor Research. 21 (2), 105-128. doi 10.1515/HUMOR.2008.005.

Technical Reports

Hofmann, J., Ruch, W., & Platt, T. (2014). ILHAIRE D5.4: Identification of the features making laughers being perceived as friendly or hostile and beyond. The ILHAIRE Project, Tech. Rep. Available: www.ilhaire.eu

Platt, T., Hofmann, J., & Ruch, W. (2014). ILHAIRE D5.5: Factors of avatar laughter that may disturb gelotophobes. The ILHAIRE Project, Tech. Rep. Available: www.ilhaire.eu

Volpe, G., Cammurri, A., Mancini, M., Niewiadomski, R., Urbain, J., Dupont, S., Cakmak, H., Pelachaud, C., Hofmann, J., Baur, T., Lingenfelser, F., Wagner, J., Berthouze, N., Griffin, H., Hofmann, J., Platt, T., Ruch, W., Geist, M., Pietquin, O., & Piot, B. (2013). ILHAIRE D2.2: Improved multimodal analysis and recognition: Improved devices for laughter analysis and recognition, including tuning to gender. The ILHAIRE Project, Tech. Rep. Available: www.ilhaire.eu

Hofmann, J., Ruch, W., Platt, T., Curran, W., McKeown, G., Cowie, R., Storey, L., Berthouze, N., & Griffin, H. (2013). ILHAIRE D5.3: Quantitative and qualitative classification of and responses to laughter stimuli. The ILHAIRE Project, Tech. Rep. Available:www.ilhaire.eu

Curran, W., McKeown, G., Cowie, R., Storey, L., Ruch, W., Platt, T., Hofmann, J., Pammi, S., Chollet, G., Wagner, J., & Andre, E. (2012). ILHAIRE D1.1: Laying the groundwork for database collection. The ILHAIRE Project, Tech. Rep. Available: www.ilhaire.eu

Hofmann, J., Ruch, W., Vuori, A., & Platt, T. (2012). Stärken der Pfadi. Der Beitrag von Schweizer Jugendverbänden zum guten Leben und guten Charakter bei Kindern und Jugendlichen. Ergebnisbericht der ersten online Erhebung. Internal Report, University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Platt, T. & Ruch, W. (2009). Mission Effectiveness: “Mind Jet” Validation Project. Confidential Technical Report for the Schweizer Luftwaffe, Fliegerärztliches Institut (FAI).

Non-Peer Reviewed

Hofmann, J., Ruch, W., Platt, T, & Auerbach, S. (2014). Humor als Ressource im Alter: Zur Fähigkeit, über sich selber lachen zu können. [Humor as a resource in old age: About the ability to laugh at oneself] ProAlter, 4 (1), 49-51.

Media Coverage

2014. Gelotophobia: Living a life in fear of laughter. Pippa Stephenson for BBC News- Health. http://www.bbc.com/news/health-27323470

2012. Gelotophobia, the fear of being laughed at. Live radio broadcast for BBC Radio Five Live.

2010. When Humor Humiliates. Susan Gaidos for Science News. https://www.sciencenews.org/article/when-humor-humiliates

2010. Laughter: The Best Medicine or Cause of Anxiety? Julie Hanus for UTNE Reader http://www.utne.com/science-and technology/ geloiophobia.aspxaxzz3Q3B9373o

 

Presentations

Auerbach, S., Hofmann, J., Platt, T., & Ruch, W. (2011). Do hospital clowns elicit different emotions than circus clowns and nursing staff? A pilot study. Poster presented at the LiMaDoKo (Lizentianden, Master und Doktoranden Kongress des Psychologischen Institutes der Universität Zürich) 2011, University of Zurich.

Auerbach, S., Platt, T., Hofmann, J., & Ruch, W. (2011).  How many dimensions are needed to explain the emotional responses elicited by clown videos? Poster presented at the LiMaDoKo (Lizentianden, Master und Doktoranden Kongress des Psychologischen Institutes der Universität Zürich) 2011, University of Zurich.

Hiltebrand, D., Platt, T., Hofmann, J., & Ruch, W. (2011). The Effect of Empathy and Ability to Decode Emotion Displays of Smiling and Laughter on Gelotophobia – an Outlook on a Study Conducted Later This Year. Poster presented at the LiMaDoKo (Lizentianden, Master und Doktoranden Kongress des Psychologischen Institutes der Universität Zürich) 2011, University of Zurich.

Hofmann, J., Platt, T., & Ruch, W. (2011). Experience of joy in gelotophobia: Does the fear of being laughed at influence facial responses to pleasurable emotions? – FACS study. Poster presented at the LiMaDoKo (Lizentianden, Master und Doktoranden Kongress des Psychologischen Institutes der Universität Zürich) 2011, University of Zurich.

Hofmann, J., Platt, T., & Ruch, W. (2011). Is the fear of being laughed at influencing facial responses to pleasurable emotions? Poster presented at the 2nd World Congress of Positive Psychology (IPPA), 2011, Philadelphia, USA.

Klohe, K., Hain, F., Platt, T., Hofmann, J., & Ruch, W. (2011). Do dispositions towards laughter affect boys’ and girls’ perceptions of bullying? Poster presented at the LiMaDoKo (Lizentianden, Master und Doktoranden Kongress des Psychologischen Institutes der Universität Zürich) 2011, University of Zurich.

Platt, T., Hofmann, J., & Ruch, W. (2011). Are gelotophobes anhedonic? Or is no joy experienced only in the enjoyable emotions that elicit laughter? Poster presented at the LiMaDoKo (Lizentianden, Master und Doktoranden Kongress des Psychologischen Institutes der Universität Zürich) 2011, University of Zürich.

Stoffel, F., Weber, A., Platt, T., Hofmann, J., & Ruch, W. (2011). Gelotophobie und soziale Angst: Unterschiedliche mimische Reaktionen auf freudvolle Emotionen anderer- ein Konzept. Poster presented at the LiMaDoKo (Lizentianden, Master und Doktoranden Kongress des Psychologischen Institutes der Universität Zürich) 2011, University of Zurich.

Platt, T., Chao-Chih, L., & Ruch, W. (2010). Is the effect of gelotophobia on the emotional responses to mean-spirited ridicule and playful teasing evident in Taiwan? LiDoKo 10 Kongress, University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Platt, T., Proyer, R. T., & Ruch, W. (2009, May). The dominant emotions in teasing and ridicule and levels of gelotophobia, gelotophilia and katagelasticism. What are the differences? Poster session presented at the LiDoKo 09 Kongress, University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Platt, T. (2007, February). How do Gelotophobics react emotionally to ridicule and teasing? Poster session presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of Applied and Therapeutic Humor. Panama City Beach, FL.

Proyer, R. T., Ruch, W., Altfreder, O., Birden, L., Dore, M., Chao-chih Liao, L., Guohai, C., Jaime, B., Mugrauer, G., Papousek, I., Platt, T., Rashid, T., Rubio, V. J., Samson, A., Toyota, H., & Velickaite, A. (2007, February). Gelotophobia: A multi-national study in 14 countries. Poster session presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of Applied and Therapeutic Humor. Panama City Beach, FL.

Proyer, R. T., Birden, L., Platt, T., Altfreder, O., Glauser, N., & Ruch, W. (2005, July) Gelotophobia: Are there cross-national differences? Poster session presented at the 9th European Congress of Psychology. Granada, Spain.

Velickaite, A., Proyer, R. T., Platt, T., Altfreder, O., Mugrauer, G., Doren, M., Belen Jaime, E. & Ruch, W. (2005). Nationale und kulturelle Unterschiede in einem neuen Persönlichkeitskonstrukt: Gelotophobie. 8. Arbeitstagung der Fachgruppe für Differentielle Psychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Psychologische Diagnostik, 26.-27. September 2005, Philipps-Universität Marburg.

Talks presented at professional conferences

Bruntsch, R., Ruch, W., & Platt, T. (2014). Evaluation of a picture-based test for the assessment of gelotophobia (Picture-Geloph). 26th International Society for Humor Studies (ISHS) Conference, Utrecht, Netherlands, July 7-11, 2014.

Kohlmann, C-W., Platt, T., & Ruch, W. (2014). Overweight and the experience of teasing and ridicule: Associations with Gelotophobia. 26th International Society for Humor Studies (ISHS) Conference, Utrecht, Netherlands, July 7-11, 2014.

Platt, T. (2014). Why we need to study extreme cases: Structured Gelotophobia Interview in extreme gelotophobes. 26th International Society for Humor Studies (ISHS) Conference, Utrecht, Netherlands, July 7-11, 2014.

Ventis, W.L., & Platt, T. (2014). Why have I never treated a gelotophobic? 26th International Society for Humor Studies (ISHS) Conference, Utrecht, Netherlands, July 7-11, 2014.

Platt, T. (2014). Methodological advances understanding the expressive features of laughter. Presentation at the 7th European Conference on Positive Psychology (ECPP), Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 1-4, 2014.

Platt, T., Hiltebrand, D., Hofmann, J., & Ruch, W. (2013, September). Lacking an ability to perceive pro-social teasing from ridicule situations. Crossing Borders: Bi-annual conference of the Swiss Psychological Society, 11-12th of September, 2013, University of Basel, Basel.

Hofmann, J., Platt, T. Ruch, W., Niewiadomski, R., & Urbain, J. (2013, September). Infected with amusement - by the laughter of a virtual agent. Crossing Borders: Bi-annual conference of the Swiss Psychological Society, 11-12th of September, 2013, University of Basel, Basel.

Hofmann, J., Kuster, L., Platt, T., & Ruch, W. (2013, July). Comedians: Their sense of humor and their humor production abilities. International Society of Humor Studies (ISHS) Congress, 2-6th of July 2013, Williamsburg, Virginia.

Hofmann, J., Platt, T., Ruch, W., Niewiadomski, R., & Urbain, J. (2013, July). Having Fun with Greta! The Influence of a Laughing Virtual Agent on the Humor Experience. International Society of Humor Studies (ISHS) Congress, 2-6th of July 2013, Williamsburg, Virginia.

Platt, T., Hildebrandt, D., Hofmann, J., & Ruch, W. (2013, July). Perception of laughter. 25th Conference of the International Society for Humor Studies, Williamsburg, USA, July 2-6th, 2013.

Platt, T., Hofmann, J., & Ruch, W. (2012). Coy about Joy: A FACS study. 24th Conference of the International Society for Humor Studies, University of Krakow, Krakow, Poland. (25- 29th June, 2012).

Platt, T., Ruch, W., Hofmann J., & Proyer, R.T. (2012). Extreme fear of being laughed at using hierarchical factor analysis for identifying components of gelotophobia. 24th Conference of the International Society for Humor Studies, University of Krakow, Krakow, Poland. (25- 29th June, 2012).

Platt, T., Hofmann, J., Ruch, W., Niewiadomski, R., & Urbain, J. (2012). Experimental standards in research on AI and humor when considering psychology. AAAI Fall Symposium Series, Artificial Intelligence of Humor, Washington, DC, USA. (2nd - 4th November, 2012).

Platt, T. (2011). Interview with a gelotophobe. Individual Differences in enjoyment signal responses to humorous stimuli: A FACS study. 23rd Conference of the International Society for Humor Studies, July 5-9, Boston University, USA. (Graduate Student Award talk)

Platt, T., Proyer, R. T., & Ruch, W. (2011). Dispositions towards laughter from a cultural context: Emotional responses to teasing and ridicule scenarios. 23rd Conference of the International Society for Humor Studies, July 5-9, Boston University, USA. (Presentation held at the Symposium: Dispositions towards ridicule and being laughed at from a cross-cultural perspective)

Hofmann, J., Platt, T., & Ruch, W.  (2011). Interview with a gelotophobe: Does gelotophobia influence facial responses to 16 pleasurable emotions? A FACS study. “Building Bridges” Biannual Conference of the Swiss Psychological Association, 12-13 of September, 2011, Fribourg

Platt, T., Proyer, R. T., & Ruch, W. (2010). It’s not all about fear. The implications of shame and joy in playful interactions for gelotophobes. Kongress and Symposium “Ein Glückfall Humor”, 1718th September, 2010, Bad Zurzach.

Platt, T., Proyer, R. T., & Ruch, W. (2009). Different emotional topography during social interaction involving teasing and ridicule. 11th Congress of the Swiss Psychological Society, August 19-20th, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland.

Platt, T., Proyer, R. T., & Ruch, W. (2009). The variations in intensity of joy, fear and shame in gelotophobes, gelotophiles and katagelasticists. 9th International Summer School and Symposium on Humor and Laughter, University of Granada, Spain.

Platt, T. (2008). Could understand emotional responses of gelotophobes’ to social situations be the key to unlocking this prevalent problem? British Psychological Society North East Branch Annual Conference. University of Leeds, UK.

Platt, T. (2007). You’re Laughing At Me! Gelotophobe’s perception and possible impact in the workplace. British Psychological Society, Afternoon Symposium of Sport Science, Mental Toughness and Work Psychology. University of Hull, UK.

Invited talks

Platt, T. (2011). Differences of Duchenne smiles for those with fear of being laughed at. 11th International Summer School on Humour and Laughter: Theory, Research and Applications, Estonian Literary Museum, Tartu, Estonia. (15-20th August, 2011).

Hofmann, J., & Platt, T. (2011). Facial Expressions of Emotions: Application to Smiling and laughter; FACS). University of Bern, Bern.

Platt, T., & Hofmann, J. (2011). What the face reveals: Smiling and laughter. Using the Facial Action Coding System in research on human emotions. Styrian Psychological Association, University of Graz, Graz.

FACS Workshops

Overview to the Facial Action Coding System. Univeristy of Graz, Graz, Austria (3-4th December 2011)

How to measure smiling and Laughter: Learning the basics of the Facial Action Coding System- FACS Workshop. 11thInternational Summer School on Humour and Laughter: Theory, Research and Applications. Estonian Literary Museum, Tartu, Estonia. (15-20th August, 2011)

Learning the basics of FACS and how to apply it to humour research. 24th Conference of the International Society for Humor Studies- Pre-Conference Tutorials. Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland. (25 – 29th June, 2012).

How to measure smiling and Laughter: Learning the basics of the Facial Action Coding System- FACS Workshop. 12thInternational Summer School on Humour and Laughter: Theory, Research and Applications. University of Eastern Finland, Savonlinna, Finland. (2-7th July, 2012).

How to measure smiling and Laughter: Learning the basics of the Facial Action Coding System- FACS Workshop. 14thInternational Summer School on Humour and Laughter: Theory, Research and Applications. University of Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany. (22-27th July, 2013).