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To Be Bored or Not To Be Bored—How Task‐Related Boredom Influences Creative Performance

Haager, Julia S. ; Kuhbandner, Christof ; Pekrun, Reinhard


In the current society, boredom has a bad reputation. Among others, one reason is that boredom is a negative predictor for cognitive performance due to the detrimental effects on attention and engagement. Recently, however, the negative reputation has been challenged by studies showing that boredom seems to promote creativity. However, those studies examined the influence of incidental boredom on ...


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