Our studies on BOREDOM mentioned in the media 📰

The paper Boredom Increases Impulsiveness was mentioned, among other parts of Moyiniham’s work, in the article “Five ways boredom could be changing your behaviour, for better or worse”, at Dhaka Tribune

It was previously published at QRIUS, on 21 Feb. 2021, and at MedicalXpress, on 25 Feb. 2021, to name a few media (see e.g.,  Yahoo News, Foreign Affairs, The Conversation). 

Ros Velasco, Sommer, and Abarca’s paper “Bored: A Pandemic of Domestic Violence“, published in Partner Abuse is explained by Unidad de Cultura Científica y de la Innovación, Oficina de Transferencia de Resultados de Investigación (OTRI), Universidad Complutense de Madrid‘s article “Diseñan una plataforma online como sistema de prevención de violencia de género”. 

The project MUTUAL COVID talks about the interview at CBC Radio Canada in which Ros Velasco took part:

Here the article ➡️ “Josefa Ros, entrevistada en CBC-Radio Canada sobre aburrimiento y COVID-19

Here the interview ➡️ “Pandemic Boredom Research is Thrilling

A 2019 study in Behavioral Decision Making by social psychologist Wijnand Van Tilburg is mentioned in ScienceNews. See more here: In the social distancing era, boredom may pose a public health threat. 

Shayla Love (VICE Magazine) wrote “How to Deal with Boredom”, an article in which Ros Velasco was mentioned:

“Over the decades,the trend was to explain boredom as a bad thing because of the bad reactions to get rid of it,” Ros Velasco said. “Now, everybody is writing about ‘the benefits of boredom’ because it supposedly makes us more creative.”

OLIVIA TARANTINO wrote “10 Everyday Habits With Major Health Benefits, Backed by Science” for Eat this, not that! and found inspiration in “Eaten up by boredom“: 

“Whether you enjoy nature photography, knitting, reading, sketching, whittling, quilting, hiking, puzzles, or even writing poetry, you’ve already developed a tool that will help you fight boredom-driven food urges.”

Marina de la Cruz, journalist at Agencia EFE, interviewed and wrote about Josefa Ros’ work on boredom and the elderly in pandemic times. Read “Para muchos mayores lo peor de la pandemia ha sido el aburrimientohere

El devaneo mental es necesario: aburrirse ayuda a la creatividad y la salud mental”, by Alberto García Palomo, El País (Ideas). He mentioned some ideas on the history of boredom by Josefa Ros. Read the article here!

“While it’s difficult to pinpoint the extent to which boredom levels are increasing over lockdown, Wijnand Van Tilburg, a social psychologist from the University of Essex, thinks it’s “very likely” to have.” 

Alice Hall picks up Wijnand Van Tilburg’s voice on “boreout” in Forget burnout- here’s why you might have ‘boreout’ for THE TELEGRAPH.

“Boredom is an emotional signal that makes people very aware that in their current situation there is a lack of purpose,” the social psychologist Wijnand Van Tilburg told me when I interviewed him for my book about boredom. Van Tilburg is in The Atlantic.

Don’t Fight the Boredom: Monotony may be one of the hardest things about living in lockdown, but it has its upsides. 

Josefa Ros Velasco, doctora por la Universidad Complutense, considera que, en circunstancias normales, es difícil diagnosticar un trastorno con base en el aburrimiento y prefiere pensar que el letargo mal llevado obedece “al contexto de la persona que lo siente”.

 Javier Nieto Remolina cites Josefa Ros in “Cómo gestionar el aburrimiento”, Agencia EFE. 

Moyniham’s work on boredom and food consumption is mentioned by

“Being bored affectively marks an appraised lack of meaning in the present situation and in life,” according to the researchers of this study. “Boredom increases eating in an attempt to distract from this experience, especially among people high in self-awareness.”

See this article at Big Think

Moyniham’s work on boredom and food consumption is quoted in “How to stave off cravings and a few healthy recipes that’ll help you temporarily forget about junk food”, by BUSINESS INSIDER.  

 is talking of Moyniham’s work on boredom and food in “Pros y contras de la rutina en confinamiento“, The Conversation. 

The paper “Eaten up by boredom: consuming food to escape awareness of the bored self” is used by Medical News Today to explain the causes why we gain wight during quarantine. 

Quarantine restrictions may also result in people experiencing boredom, which may cause them to overeat.”

Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Florida, wrote 6 things you can do to cope with boredom at a time of social distancing, an article in which she mentioned Moyniham‘s work “Eaten up by boredom”. 

“Other behaviors linked to greater susceptibility to boredom include increased alcohol intake and marijuana use. Boredom is also tied to unhealthy snacking and online pornography.

You can find this also at AsiaOne, Inverse, The National Interest, Rawstory).

Eric W. Dolan writes “Study: Religious people are less likely to get bored — which makes them less inclined to search for meaning” for PSYPOST, an article focused on Van Tilburg et al.’s work “Bored like Hell: Religiosity reduces boredom and tempers the quest for meaning(Emotion). 

“5 Microsteps to Keep You Healthy if You Have a Desk Job” says that “providing your own healthy options to munch on all day keeps you from eating whatever’s in the kitchen out of boredom, following Moyniham’s work. See Thrive Global.

You can see some other similar publications inspired by Moyniham’s words, published also at Thrive Global, here:

How to Snack Healthily at Work
Here’s Why Stress Eating Happens, and How to Stop It

José María Robles, journalist at Revista Papel (El Mundo), mentions Josefa Ros’ ideas on boredom in the article “Los beneficios secretos del aburrimiento: te vuelve más inteligente y creativo”. 

INSIDERS publishes “23 simple things you can do to stop overeating“, an article that highlights that “Depression and boredom are two common issues that have been linked to the urge to overeat,” according to Moyniham‘s words. 

The THELEGRAPH publishes “‘Doctor’s Diary: Bored to death’ in which our member Lizzie is mentioned regarding her Anti-boredom Campaign. 

Tom Whipple, Science Editor of THE TIMES, wrote on Origami, an initiative by Lizzie Burns to  “beat hospital tedium“. 

Is there such a thing as ‘bore out’?

The BBC is talking of Van Tilburg’s works: “Wijnand van Tilburg, assistant professor in psychology at King’s College London, says “bore-out” is not a recognised condition in psychology, though the idea that boredom can lead to intense suffering is not new – he quotes German psychologist Erich Fromm who imagined hell as “the place where you were continually bored”.”

Did boredom fuel Donald Trump’s presidential campaign?

Jen Christensen, CNN, pays attention to Van Tilburg’s account on boredom and its functionality.

“Boredom is unpleasant, there is no denying it,” said Wijnand A.P. van Tilburg, a lecturer at King’s College London and one of the study’s authors. “But it can also be functional, like anger can be helpful or fear which can motivate people to change their circumstances. It can be good and bad. We wanted to better understand what function does boredom serve in this circumstance.”

“Boredom may be contributing to a widening of political views among voters, according to a new study by researchers from King’s College London and the University of Limerick”.

ScienceDaily gives news of the publication “Going to political extremes in response to boredom”. European Journal of Social Psychology. 

 

Even Astronauts Get The Blues: Or Why Boredom Drives Us Nuts

NPR mentions Van Tilburg and Igou work on boredom and nostalgia: “Wijnand van Tilburg and Eric Igo at the University of Limerick, found boredom increases our feelings of nostalgia when we reflect on the past”.

Our members talk of BOREDOM in the media 🗞️

Journalist Mara Torres talks with Josefa Ros about boredom and the fact of being doing nothing. El Faro de CADENA SER brings the podcast

The Conversation: Five ways boredom could be changing your behaviour, for better or worse. 

Today, José Manuel Gallego Rocafull interviewed Josefa Ros about her work on boredom for the podcast La Oca Filosófica 🦆. Do you want to listen to the interview?  

Josefa Ros Velasco wrote “Can one die because of boredom” for the online magazine Dependencia.info. You can read the article here. 

Artist, campaigner and facilitator of creative projects Dr Lizzie Burns writes about the effects of boredom and how to counter them.

See more here: The Pathology of Boredom, Hidden Persuaders Blog. 

Josefa Ros Velasco was talking of boredom with Bob McDonald for the CBC Radio Canada. Text and podcast available now!

Carlos Javier González Serrano interviewed Josefa Ros in “El vuelo de la lechuza” (Radio Círculo de Bellas Artes). Podcast available

The ConversationLeprosy of the soul? A brief history of boredom

 

 

Aloña Velasco (El Faro de Cadena SER)  interviews Josefa Ros about BOREDOM! 

 

Origami Can Be a Boredom Buster” is the article Lizzie Burns published at PsychReg

“The problem comes where we’re trapped; whether in school, prison, hospital or a job; boredom grows and undermines well-being.”

A patient of Lizzie Burns, Jeremy Smith, talks of “the malady of boredom” with her help in an article for The BMJ Opinion. Burns is the founder of the Anti-boredom Campaign. 

 

Our president is speaks at The Roundtable: The Boredom ParadoxABC Radio National Sydney (Australia). Listen to the podcast here

Dr. Lizzie Burns wrote the article “Don’t get bored in hospital – you could end up staying there even longer!” for Mail Online

– The Board of Community Health Councils in Wales looked at patient depression

– They found isolation heightens ‘risk of developing more serious health issues’

– Its now sparked an Anti-Boredom Campaign, to keep people mentally active

Elizabeth Burns talks of the Anti-boredom Campaign in The BMJ Opinion

“Could boredom in patients be a problem that impacts on health outcomes and performance of hospitals”, asks our member Lizzie.