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Out of My Skull

The Psychology of Boredom

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$27.95 • £22.95 • €25.00

ISBN 9780674984677

Publication Date: 06/09/2020

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288 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

6 photos, 2 illus.

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Boredom bothers nearly everyone, but who likes admitting that? Take heart: James Danckert and John Eastwood demonstrate how boredom, though unpleasant, can spur us into productive action. Out of My Skull just might make you feel better about this very human failing—I know it did for me.—Peter Toohey, author of Boredom: A Lively History

Provocative and timely, cheeky and erudite, this book will bore no one.—Colin Ellard, author of Places of the Heart: The Psychogeography of Everyday Life

Few have done as much as James Danckert and John Eastwood to bring boredom out of the scientific shadows and inspire researchers to give it the consideration it deserves. Out of My Skull is a gift for the rest of us—accessible, engaging, and enlightening.—Mark Fenske, coauthor of The Winner’s Brain: 8 Strategies Great Minds Use to Achieve Success

An inspiring look at the nature of boredom—what causes it, how we deal with it, and how it impacts our lives. Danckert and Eastwood explore some of the most pressing problems of our time, including solitary confinement, delinquency, internet addiction, and war, challenging us to consider what boredom can tell us about our world and ourselves.—Heather Lench, editor of The Function of Emotions: When and Why Emotions Help Us

Out of My Skull is a highly entertaining, compelling, and thought-provoking read on the subject of boredom. I learned a lot, and so will you.—Joshua Coleman, author of When Parents Hurt: Compassionate Strategies When You and Your Grown Child Don’t Get Along

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