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  • Igou, Eric Raymond; van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P. (Frontiers, 2015)
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  • van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P.; Igou, Eric Raymond; Maher, Paul J.; Moynihan, Andrew B.; Martin, Dawn G. (American Psychological Association, 2019)
    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 ...
  • Maher, Paul J.; Igou, Eric Raymond; van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P. (SAGE Publications, 2018)
    We investigate experiences of disillusionment as a source of political polarization. Disillusioning experiences motivate a search for meaning, and we propose that people respond by seeking reassurance in political ideologies, ...
  • van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P.; Igou, Eric Raymond (Taylor and Francis, 2017)
    Boredom is typically regarded a nuisance. Past research on boredom depicts this common emotion as a correlate of many detrimental psychological and social factors, including addiction, depression, discrimination, and ...
  • Maher, Paul J.; Igou, Eric Raymond; van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P. (Taylor and Francis, 2019)
    Disillusionment is acknowledged to be a painful process with important personal and social consequences. However, scientific conceptualisations of the experience are inconsistent. Across four studies, we examined whether ...
  • van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P.; Igou, Eric Raymond (Springer, 2019)
    We theorized and tested that people’s predictions of their future as brighter than the present fulfill an important purpose: they give a sense of meaning to life. We systematically tested this existentialist hypothesis ...
  • 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, ...
  • Moynihan, Andrew B.; Igou, Eric Raymond; van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P. (Elsevier, 2017)
    Previous research suggests that belief in free will helps to inhibit anti-social impulses. As a result, belief in free will enables the creation of and participation in society. Consistently, we propose that belief in free ...
  • van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P.; Igou, Eric Raymond (Wiley & Sons, 2014)
    We examined the impact of eccentricity on the evaluation of artistic skills and the quality of artworks. Based on the notion that artists are typically perceived as eccentric, creative and skilled, we tested the hypothesis ...
  • 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 (Wiley & Sons, 2014)
    Middle name initials often appear in formal contexts, especially when people refer to intellectual achievements. On the basis of this common link, the display of middle initials increases positive evaluations of ...
  • 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 ...
  • Maher, Paul J.; van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P.; Igou, Eric Raymond (SAGE Publicationts, 2019)
    People’s knowledge of the world is limited and frequently imprecise. Thus, epistemic challenges are commonplace and much research in psychology has investigated their consequences. However, research has not systematically ...
  • Moynihan, Andrew B.; Igou, Eric Raymond; van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P. (Wiley and Sons Ltd, 2018)
    .Belief in free will is founded on the idea that people are responsible for their behavior. People who believe in free will derive meaning in life from these beliefs. Conformity refers to succumbing to external pressures ...
  • Maher, Paul J.; van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P.; Van den Tol, Annemieke Johanna Maria (Wiley and Sons Ltd, 2013)
    Encountering stimuli that violate expectations can elicit compensatory behavior. One notable result of such compensatory responses is the derogation of outgroups. The present research investigated for the first time if ...
  • van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P.; Igou, Eric Raymond (Wiley and Sons, 2014)
    In four studies, we examined people's strategies when deciding between multiple routes of equivalent length in way-finding tasks. The results reveal the important role of continuing behavior when faced with a choice ...
  • 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 ...

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