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What Kind of Bored Are You?

Whatever we do in life, we’re bound to be bored at some point, but what kind of bored are we? That’s right, there are multiple types of boredom! Laci explains what they are and why boredom suddenly became less, well, boring.

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The Unengaged Mind

“Our central goal is to provide a definition of boredom in terms of the underlying mental processes that occur during an instance of boredom. Through the synthesis of psychodynamic, existential, arousal, and cognitive theories of boredom, we argue that boredom is universally conceptualized as ‘the aversive experience of wanting, but being unable, to engage in satisfying activity.'”

Boredom research has now become more interesting

“Being bored has just become a little more nuanced, with the addition of a fifth type of boredom by which to describe this emotion. The finding has been published in Springer’s journal Motivation and Emotion.”

Motivation and Emotion

“Motivation and Emotion publishes theoretical papers and original research reports of either a basic or applied nature from any area of psychology and behavioral science, provided that the focus is on motivation and/or emotion. While the primary orientation of the journal is on human emotion and motivation, animal studies are also published, provided they are relevant to general motivation and/or emotion theory.”

New Study Asks: What Kind Of Bored Are You?

“Most of us think we already know what it means to be bored, and we’ll look for just about any diversion to avoid the feeling. But according to recent research, boredom is not a one-size-fits-all problem – what triggers or alleviates one person’s boredom won’t necessarily hold sway for someone else.”

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