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How 'dad jokes' may prepare your kids for a lifetime of embarrassment, according to psychology

By Shane Rogers, Lecturer in Psychology, Edith Cowan University
Marc Hye-Knudsen, Cognition and Behavior Lab, Aarhus University
This Father’s Day you may be rolling out your best “dad jokes” and watching your children laugh (or groan). Maybe you’ll hear your own father, partner or friend crack a dad joke or two. You know the ones:

What is the most condescending animal? A pan-DUH!

Why don’t scientists trust atoms? Because they make up everything!

Yes, dad jokes can be fun. They play an important role in how we interact with our kids. But dad jokes may also help prepare them to…The Conversation

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