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  • van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P.; Igou, Eric Raymond; Maher, Paul J.; Moynihan, Andrew B.; Martin, Dawn G. (American Psychological Association, 2018)
    Boredom involves a lack meaning. Conversely, religiosity offers people a sense of meaning. Accordingly, we proposed that by imbuing a sense of meaningfulnesss, religiosity leads people to experience less boredom. Furthermore, ...
  • 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 ...
  • van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P.; Igou, Eric Raymond (American Psychological Association, 2017)
    Boredom research is booming. Nonetheless, a comprehensive understanding of boredom in relation to other negative emotions is lacking. This ambiguity impedes accurate interpretation of boredom's causes and consequences. To ...
  • Moynihan, Andrew B.; Igou, Eric Raymond; van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P. (Hogrefe, 2017)
    High (vs. low) levels of boredom are associated with greater (vs. lesser) impulsiveness. It is important to examine the psychological processes that link boredom and impulsiveness to understand this relationship. We propose ...
  • 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 (Wiley and Sons, 2016)
    Boredom makes people attempt to re-establish a sense of meaningfulness. Political ideologies, and in particular the adherence to left-versus right-wing beliefs, can serve as a source of meaning. Accordingly, we tested the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Coughlan, Gillian; Igou, Eric Raymond; van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P.; Kinsella, Elaine Louise; Ritchie, Timothy D. (Sage Publications, 2017)
    We propose that boredom, a state associated with a sense of meaninglessness, leads to a psychological search for meaning in life, which in turn elevates affirmation of heroes. This hypothesis builds on the notion that ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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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