Interview with Dr. Sherif Arafa: Using humour in the face of Arab politics

Sherif Arafa


In this volume of the Middle East Journal of Positive Psychology, we explore the views, hopes, and current research agendas of those working to advance knowledge in the field of positive psychology within the MENA region, or who research aspects of culture and religion relevant to it. We uncover their thoughts on the current status of knowledge as well as what opportunities and pitfalls exist in the field. Here, we discuss with Dr. Sherif Arafa, political cartoonist and MAPP graduate, his thoughts on the role of humour in individual and social wellbeing, as well as the need for more humour research in the region.


positive psychology; humour; culture; Arab; political cartoons

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