To date, there is a conceptual bias in the available research on the construct of boredom. That is, the
"constructive" nature of boredom has been either ignored or under-reported by researchers in the area.
The purpose of this paper is to review some of the positive aspects of boredom that have been discussed
in the literature. Given that a sizeable majority of these writings are non-empirical, it is proposed that
future research should focus on examining the potential benefits of boredom, particularly as it relates
to identifying how and why boredom leads to positive versus negative outcomes.