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Author De la Peña, Augustin M., 1942-2021

Title Boredom experience and associated behaviors : a lifelong research by Dr. Augustin de la Peña / Augustin de la Peña, author ; Josefa Ros Velasco, Christian Parreno, editors
Published Cham : Springer, 2023


Description 1 online resource (645 pages)
Contents Intro -- Preface -- Augustin's Boredom -- Contents -- Abbreviations -- About the Editors -- Part I: Boredom Experience and Associated Behaviors from Multiple Perspectives -- Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview -- Paradoxes of Progress: The Double-Edged Sword of Increases in Knowledge/Experience -- The Ubiquity of Boredom Experience in Everyday Parlance -- Boredom's Unacknowledged Agency by the Custodians of the Culture -- Boredom's Putative Inconsequentiality by the West's Custodians of Culture as Indexical of the West's Seduction by an Uncritically Examined Metaphysics and Epistemology
"Progress" as the Assumed Outcome of the Gradual Accrual of Knowledge/Experience -- Inconsistencies Inherent in Naïve/Direct Realism's Conceptualization of "Stress" -- Errant Conceptualizations of Stress and Stress Management -- In Contemporary Stress Management Theory, as well as in the Formal Records of Modern Western Culture Broadly Considered, Whither the Experience of Boredom? -- Major Perspectives of the Developmental Psychophysiologic Approach to Reality -- Outline -- Chapter 2: Western Literature and Philosophy -- Boredom Experience as Taboo Topic in Western Culture
Boredom from the Perspective of Literary and Cultural History -- Etymological Considerations -- An Archaeology of the Partial Written Record of Boredom Experience -- Chapter Summary -- Chapter 3: Psychiatry and Psychology -- Caveats About Knowledge Claims Emanating from Psychology and Psychiatry -- The Phenomenology of Boredom/Interest -- Differentiation of Interest and Boredom from Related Constructs -- The Relation Between Interest and Enjoyment/Pleasingness -- The Relation Between Interest, Value, and Importance -- Psychoanalytic Perspectives
A Psychological Perspective of the Persistence of Interest -- Early Experimental Research on Boredom: The Human Factors Perspectives -- Sensory Deprivation Studies -- Early Theoretical Work and Empirical Research on Attentional Approaches to Boredom -- Perspectives from Educational Psychology -- Contributions of Motivational and Personality Psychology -- Boredom-Psychopathology Interrelations -- Interrelation with Drug Abuse and Juvenile Delinquency -- Boredom-Gender-Race-Depression Interrelations -- Vocational Psychology Perspectives -- Developmental Psychology Perspectives
Age-Boredom Interrelations -- Psychophysiological Perspectives -- Facial Expressions of Interest/Boredom -- Naturalistic Studies -- Questionnaire/Survey Studies -- Measurement Issues and Efforts -- Classification Schemes -- Recent Contributions to the Definition and Measurement of Boredom Experience -- Recent Conceptual and Empirical Work Suggesting a Renaissance of Interest in Boredom -- Boredom as a Promoter of Cognitive Creativity and an Aid in Problem Solving -- Recent Theoretical Conceptions of the Positive Functions of Boredom -- Neuronal Underpinnings of Boredom -- Chapter Summary
Summary This book collects the lifelong research on boredom by American psychologist Augustin de la Pena (1942-2021). It focuses on the experience of boredomand other similar states, including ennui, melancholy, laziness, interest, attention, and entertainmentand its associated behaviors. Offering an interdisciplinary chronicle of boredom, from Antiquity to the present, special attention is paid to its daily experience as a ubiquitous phenomenon that informs cultural and political actions that continue to shape our society. Dr. de la Pea describes the obsolescence of the Western Commonsense View of Reality to propose a Developmental Psychophysiological Approach to Reality, reconceptualizing boredom. The book theorizes the condition as both logical and emotional, an axis that has defined the sensibility of the modern era. This is a volume edited posthumously by Josefa Ros Velasco and Christian Parreno in homage to Augustins work and his invaluable contribution to the establishment of the field of boredom studies
Notes Chapter 4: Sociology and Economics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed November 15, 2023)
Subject Boredom.
Genre/Form Llibres electrònics.
Form Electronic book
Author Ros Velasco, Josefa, 1987-
Parreno, Christian
ISBN 9783031326851