What is wrong with current theorisations of ‘boredom’?

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English: This article examines theoretical attempts to focus attention on the much-neglected phenomenon of “boredom” and evaluate the extent to which the theorists succeed in illuminating it. It is argued that cognitively important aspects of boredom are ignored by these theorists and suggest ways in which such shortcomings in the treatment of boredom may be addressed in future studies.