Thursday, 18 August 2011

Bored people more hostile to outsiders

Bored people more hostile to outsiders

WERE RECENT rioters just bored and looking to belong? A study from the University of Limerick shows that when people are bored they feel stronger connections with their social groups and more hostility towards groups in which they do not belong. The study shows that boredom can trigger negative attitudes and aggressive behaviour in those suffering from it, lead researcher Dr Eric Igou said yesterday.

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