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Boredom begs to differ: differentiation from other negative emotions

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dc.contributor.author van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P.
dc.contributor.author Igou, Eric Raymond
dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-21T08:44:51Z
dc.date.available 2018-03-21T08:44:51Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/6662
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract 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 gain more insights into boredom, we examined in detail how it differs from a range of other negative experiences, namely sadness, anger, frustration, fear, disgust, depression, guilt, shame, regret, and disappointment. Our research indicates that the appraisals associated with boredom distinguish it clearly from other negative emotions; conceptually (Study 1), in terms of state experiences (Study 2), and in terms of individual differences in these experiences (Study 3). Our findings suggest that boredom is mild in negative valence, low in arousal, is associated with low perceived challenge and low perceived meaningfulness, and has low relevance to moral judgment and behavior. Boredom also involves low attention given to situations and tasks, and the lack of perceived meaningfulness and attention associated with boredom emerged as particularly distinctive characteristics. The findings underscore the importance of carefully discriminating boredom from other emotions in experimental induction, psychometric assessment, and conceptual discussion. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher American Psychological Association en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Emotion;17 (2), pp. 309-322
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/emo0000233
dc.rights Copyright 2017 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics en_US
dc.subject boredom en_US
dc.subject emotion en_US
dc.subject negative affect en_US
dc.subject appraisal en_US
dc.subject meaning en_US
dc.title Boredom begs to differ: differentiation from other negative emotions en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2018-03-15T16:42:19Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1037/emo0000233
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2705771
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Emotion
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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