Review of General Psychology 21 (1):30-48 (2017)

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Andreas Elpidorou
University of Louisville
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Despite the impressive progress that has been made on both the empirical and conceptual fronts of boredom research, there is one facet of boredom that has received remarkably little attention. This is boredom's relationship to morality. The aim of this article is to explore the moral dimensions of boredom and to argue that boredom is a morally relevant personality trait. The presence of trait boredom hinders our capacity to flourish and in doing so hurts our prospects for a moral life.
Keywords boredom  morality  flourishing  emotions  well-being  moral psychology
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