Mind and Language 36 (3):491-511 (2021)

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Andreas Elpidorou
University of Louisville
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Despite great progress in our theoretical and empirical investigations of boredom, a basic issue regarding boredom remains unresolved: it is still unclear whether the construct of boredom is a unitary one or not. By surveying the relevant literature on boredom and arousal, the paper makes a case for the unity of the construct of boredom. It argues, first, that extant empirical findings do not support the heterogeneity of boredom, and, second, that a theoretically motivated and empirically grounded model of boredom (the functional account) supports the view that the construct of boredom is a unitary one.
Keywords Boredom  Arousal  Function  Emotions  ANS
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DOI 10.1111/mila.12282
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