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Psychol Rep. 2000 Apr;86(2):493-4.

A phenomenological investigation of being bored with life.

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  • 1Duquesne University, Psychology Department, Pittsburgh, PA 15282, USA.


The majority of research on boredom concerns the situational aspects of boredom, such as monotonous stimuli and decreased arousal; however, clinical concerns such as addictive behaviors involve people who experience boredom habitually. This paper describes a phenomenological study focused on 6 persons (16 to 67 years old) who experienced habitual boredom, those who were bored with their lives.

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