The Stress of Boredom and Monotony: A Consideration of the Evidence

  title={The Stress of Boredom and Monotony: A Consideration of the Evidence},
  author={Richard I. Thackray},
  journal={Psychosomatic Medicine},
&NA; Boredom and monotony are generally conceded to be negative factors that can have adverse effects on morale, performance, and quality of work. This article examines the evidence for yet another claimed effect of boredom and monotony, viz., that these factors are stressors, and that because they are stressors, they may produce effects even more detrimental than those mentioned above. Both laboratory and field studies are examined for evidence of increased neuroendocrine activity during… 

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