Amusement is the state of experiencing humorous and entertaining events or situations, and is associated with enjoyment, happiness, laughter and pleasure.

Current studies have not yet reached consensus on the exact purpose of amusement, though theories have been advanced in the fields of psychology, psychiatry and sociology. In addition, the precise mechanism that causes a given element (image, sound, behavior, etc.) to be perceived as more or less 'amusing' than another, similar element to a particular individual is not clearly understood.

Other articles related to "amusement, amusements":

List Of Tourist Attractions In Bangalore - Attractions - Amusement Parks
... Wonderla is an amusement park located near Bidadi, 28 kilometres from(17 mi) Bangalore ... Innovative Film City is an amusement and theme park with go karting, and stage and studio facilities ...
List Of Amusement Park Attendance Figures
... Amusement parks and theme parks are terms for a group of entertainment attractions, rides, and other events in a location for the enjoyment of large numbers of people ... Amusement parks are located all around the world with millions of people visiting them every year ... This list of amusement park rankings summarizes the attendance records, park rankings and the results of public polls of amusement parks around the world ...
Centreville Amusement Park
... The Centreville Amusement Park is a children's amusement park located on Centre Island, part of the Toronto Islands, offshore of the city of Toronto in the ... The park is operated by Etobicoke-based Beasley Amusements on land leased from the City of Toronto, and is open daily in summer ... to downtown Toronto by one of the Toronto Island ferry services, which links a dock adjacent to the amusement park with another at the foot of Bay Street on the central Toronto ...
Amusement Today
... Amusement Today is a monthly periodical featuring articles, news, pictures, and reviews about all things relating to the amusement park industry, including parks ... In 1997, Amusement Today won the Impact Award in the services category for "Best New Product" from the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA ...

Famous quotes containing the word amusement:

    Storytelling and copulation are the two chief forms of amusement in the South. They’re inexpensive and easy to procure.
    Robert Penn Warren (b. 1905)

    While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till grief be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.
    Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)

    Are you in want of amusement nowadays? Then play a little at the game of getting a living. There was never anything equal to it. Do it temperately, though, and don’t sweat.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)