Beat Boredom!

Beat Boredom!

Is it true that only boring people get bored? The feeling of boredom is truly personal: Some meditate enthusiastically for hours while others can't stand thirty seconds of sitting still; some are riveted at the opera while others' eyes glaze over. Pinpoint what bores you and see if you learn something new about yourself.

The Stabilizing Power of Meditation

By Robert Puff Ph.D.
Is it possible to find beauty through pain and suffering?

Are You Curious?

By Diane Dreher Ph.D.
Following your curiosity can light up your life

Making your internet skills work for you

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Boosting your Internet skills, one step at a time

Test Your Psychology Knowledge with These 20 Jeopardy! Questions

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
20 Jeopardy! questions that will challenge your psych trivia knowledge

Preserving Mental Health During Unemployment

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
How to stay grounded when your job is spirited away

How Creative Flow is Like Sex

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
Consider 4 ways sexuality and creativity share common ground.

Uninspired and stuck? Use boredom to unblock cramped creativity

By Susan Biali M.D.
You're not blocked. You just haven't been bored enough.

The American Psyche: Tipping Toward Solitude?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
I'm never bored when I'm alone.

Are Today's Kids Programmed for Boredom?

By Nancy Darling Ph.D.
Are today's teens bored because they weren't bored enough as kids?

When is Boredom A Good Thing?

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W.
Learn how boredom can work in your favor!

Changing Your Brain By Changing Your Mind

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
How meditation rewires your brain to be more positive

Antidotes to Boredom: Serotonin Fixes Like Shopping, Winning and Newness

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
How newness combats boredom and boosts well-being.

Could Neuroscience Have Helped Amy Winehouse?

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Do roots of the troubled rock star's death lie in brain chemistry?

You Talkin' to Me? You Talkin' to ME?

By Donna Barstow
This workout is the perfect storm.

Playing With One's Self

By Lynn Phillips
Shame, Shame, Shame! How Solitaire Made a Fool of Me

Do you eat out of boredom?

By Susan Carnell Ph.D.
The biology of boredom eating…and how to beat it

What To Do When Your Teen Has Joined A Gang

By Ugo Uche
Redirecting your defiant teen away from a dangerous crowd.

Can Passion and Security Coexist?: Reflections on Cronenberg’s "A Dangerous Method"

By Craig Malkin PhD
Reflections on Cronenberg’s "A Dangerous Method"

Psychology’s Top 40 Hits

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Here's your psychology playlist

Metaphors- Getting Past Boredom!

By Jeff Thompson
Bored? Noticing metaphors are beneficial and can help with boredom!

Five Minutes of Mindfulness Magic

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Here's a sure-fire way to enjoy what's right around you.