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Boredom and arousal: comparison of tasks differing in visual complexity


, : Boredom and arousal: comparison of tasks differing in visual complexity. Perceptual and Motor Skills 43(1): 141-142

This experiment was designed to examine the relationship of boredom to arousal. 32 male subjects participated, with 16 subjects performing a low-visual-complexity task and the remainder performing a task high in visual complexity. Both physiological and subjective measures were obtained. Responses to subjective questionnaires showed significant increases in boredom for both groups. Physiological measures indicated a mixed pattern of change. These results suggest a complex response pattern for the construct of boredom which cannot be described as clearly showing either increasing or decreasing arousal.

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PMID: 958805

DOI: 10.2466/pms.1976.43.1.141


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