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Boredom and Attention: How Are They Related?

Boredom and Attention: How Are They Related?

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Title: Boredom and Attention: How Are They Related?
Author: Hunter, Andrew G.
Eastwood, John D.
Identifier: 00347
Abstract: The tendency to feel bored and in-the-moment feelings of boredom had different relationships with the ability to sustain attention. The tendency to feel bored may reflect a motivation or ability to sustain attention over time. In contrast, in-the-moment boredom may be the result of difficulties sustaining attention. Finally, experimental tasks used to measure attention may unintentionally invoke negative emotions and this may complicate the interpretation of results from those tasks.
Sponsor: Knowledge Mobilization at York - York University’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit provides services for faculty, graduate students, community and government seeking to maximize the impact of academic research and expertise on public policy, social programming, and professional practice. This summary has been supported by the Office of the Vice-President Research and Innovation at York and project funding from SSHRC and CIHR. kmbunit@yorku.ca www.researchimpact.ca
Subject: Boredom
Type: Research Summary
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/35976
Citation: Hunter, A., & Eastwood, J. D. (2018). Does state boredom cause failures of attention? Examining the relations between trait boredom, state boredom, and sustained attention. Experimental Brain Research, 236(9), 2483-2492.
Date: 2018

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