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Chloe Xu, Director, Australia
🔥NEW Negative emotions, such as anger, anxiety, depression, and boredom are believed to generate behavioural issues and declined performance at work. However, research by Park, Lim and Oh (2019) surprisingly shows that compared to the other negative emotions, BOREDOM might not be that bad after all... Boredom is the unpleasant and dissatisfied feeling when a person lacks stimulation and has trouble concentrating on the job on hand. Feeling bored pushes people to change the current situation and may trigger curiosity and facilitate learning in individuals. Research on Boredom. Findings
  • Boredom helps boost individual productivity on an idea-generation task in terms of the number and uniqueness of ideas.
  • A higher level of boredom conditions increases only boredom, but no other negative emotions that are mixed with boredom, such as anger or frustration.
  • Boredom influences individual creativity differently. People with a higher level of openness to expe (...) Read more? Sign up for free 2-10-2020

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