Last week we heard about the different shades of boredom that people can experience in a dull moment. Although it’s considered a broadly negative emotion, believe it or not, it seems boredom can sometimes be beneficial - especially when it lets us daydream. Some research suggests it can even promote our creativity. But do people differ in how they experience boredom? Are some more likely to be able to benefit from getting bored?
Learn more by listening to Can boredom ever be good: Part 2.
Article about the Boredom Proneness Scale test https://www.thecut.com/2016/09/how-easily-bored-are-you-take-this-quiz-to-find-out.html
Test of personality types linked to heightened creativity after boredom (via Dr Guihyun Park) https://smusg.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0fahj3Buo7ggDM9
Prof Thomas Götz Psychologist and Head of Educational Psychology and Societal Change, University of Vienna, Austria
Dr Sandi Mann, Psychologist, University of Central Lancashire, U.K.
Dr Guihyun Park, Senior Lecturer, Research School of Management, Australian National University