Five ways boredom could be changing your behaviour, for better or worse

Boredom can make you angry, impulsive or find meaning in life.

Wijnand Van Tilburg, Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Essex • conversation
Feb. 24, 2021 ~7 min

Five ways 'bad' behaviour can benefit you – and others

Drinking, swearing and social transgressions can lead to good things.

Richard Stephens, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Keele University • conversation
Jan. 28, 2021 ~7 min

Porn use is up, thanks to the pandemic

Online pornography is one business that's booming during the coronavirus pandemic. A psychology researcher explains its pull and whether there are likely to be longer-term effects of this surge in use.

Joshua B. Grubbs, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Bowling Green State University • conversation
April 8, 2020 ~8 min

Fighting boredom with banjos and Russian grammar – tips from polar explorers for surviving months of isolation

A strong mind was key to surviving the monotony faced by Antarctic explorers enduring the isolation of long, remote winters.

Daniella McCahey, History Lecturer, University of Idaho • conversation
March 30, 2020 ~7 min