JCPP Editorial: Boredom and developmental psychopathology – Volume 57, Issue 12, December 2016

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Editorial: Boredom and developmental psychopathology

Argyris Stringaris


Adolescent disruptive behaviours have been the focus of scientific study for decades. However, this work has often ignored the experiences that provide the setting for those behaviours and the states of mind that precede them. These have largely remained the concern of novelists and philosophers. Here I discuss the various reasons why boredom and its associated features should be at the forefront of future research in psychopathology.

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