What is Boredom … erm …

Research Paper Title

The Bored Mind is a Guiding Mind: Toward a regulatory theory of boredom.

Introduction

Boredom appears to be ubiquitous. It affects both healthy individuals and patient populations. It affects individuals of all genders and ages, and from all cultures. It finds us at home or at work. It finds drivers behind the wheel, students in classrooms, and inmates in prison. One survey found that 91 percent of North American youth experience boredom, another reported that 51 percent of teenagers are bored easily, and a third cited our desire to avoid boredom as the second most common reason for using smartphones, and we all know how often we use our smartphones.

You can read the rest of the paper here: Bored Mind is a Guiding Mind, The – Toward a Regulatory Theory of Boredom (Elpidorou, 2017).

Reference

Elpidorou, A. (2017) The Bored Mind is a Guiding Mind: Toward a regulatory theory of boredom. Master’s Thesis. University of Louisville. Available from World Wide Web: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11097-017-9515-1. [Accessed: 01 February, 2018].

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