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  • van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P. (University of Limerick, 2011)
    This thesis by publication documents the results of a three year PhD research project investigating boredom. Even though boredom is a common experience that has been suggested to hold major implications for life and ...
  • Moynihan, Andrew B; van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P.; Igou, Eric Raymond; Wisman, Arnaud; Donnelly, Alan Edward; Mulcaire, Jessie B (Frontiers, 2015)
    Research indicates that being bored affectively marks an appraised lack of meaning in the present situation and in life. We propose that state boredom increases eating in an attempt to distract from this experience, ...
  • van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P.; Igou, Eric Raymond (American Psychological Association, 2013)
    We formulated, tested and supported, in six studies, a theoretical model according to which individuals use nostalgia as a way to re-inject meaningfulness in their lives when they experience boredom. Studies 1-3 established ...
  • 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 ...

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