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Why Being Bored Might Not Be a Bad Thing after All

Park, Guihyun; Lim, Beng-Chong; Oh, Hui Si


Boredom is likely one of the most prevalent, yet least understood, emotions. It is easy to find examples of how boredom can engender other negative emotional states that often lead to somewhat negative—albeit unintended—outcomes (e.g., risky or delinquent behaviors). But does boredom invariably lead to negative consequences? Could being bored also have less obvious effects, such as increased creativity? We explore the consequences of being bored using three experimental studies that...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Academy of Management Discoveries
DOI: 10.5465/amd.2017.0033
Access Rights: Open Access


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