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  • van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P.; Igou, Eric Raymond (2011)
    People who feel bored experience that their current situation is meaningless and are motivated to reestablish a sense of meaningfulness. Building on the literature that conceptualizes social identification as source of ...
  • van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P.; Igou, Eric Raymond (Springer, 2012)
    Boredom is a common experience that affects people on multiple levels, including their thoughts, feelings, motivations, and actions. Not much research, however, has examined what makes the experience of boredom distinct ...
  • Igou, Eric Raymond; van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P.; Kinsella, Elaine Louise; Buckley, Laura K. (Frontiers Media, 2018)
    We investigated whether regret predicted the motivation to act heroically. In a series of studies, we examined the relationship between regret, search for meaning in life, and heroism motivation. First, Study 1 (a and ...
  • van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P.; Igou, Eric Raymond (Springer, 2013)
    Our research examines people s concept of meaningful behavior from an expectancy x value perspective. Specifically, we argue that people consider two elements when inferring the meaningfulness of behavior: the value of ...
  • van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P.; Igou, Eric Raymond (Wiley and Sons, 2011)
    We investigated when and how life salience boosts adherence to worldviews. It was hypothesized that, similar to thoughts of mortality, thoughts about a meaningful existence increase adherence to worldviews. Study 1a, 1b, ...
  • Chan, Christian S.; van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P.; Igou, Eric Raymond; Poon, Cyanea Y. S.; Tam, Katy Y. Y.; Wong, Venus U. T.; Cheung, S. K. (Springer, 2018)
    Theories of boredom assert that boredom is a product of situational meaninglessness. We conducted two studies to test if the perceived meaningfulness of a situation is associated with state boredom, above and beyond sadness, ...
  • van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P.; Igou, Eric Raymond; Maher, Paul J.; Lennon, Joseph (Elsevier, 2019)
    We propose that aggressive tendencies are more (vs. less) pronounced among people who frequently (vs. less frequently) experience challenges to their perceived meaning in life. We tested this hypothesis for three different ...

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