Erin C. Westgate

LIFE Virginia

LIFE Fellow from 2014 to 2018, University of Virginia


Dissertation completed in April 2018

Why Boredom Is Interesting

(Advisor: Timothy Wilson)

Selected Publications

Westgate, E.C. (2020). Why boredom is interesting. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 29, 33–40.

Westgate, E. C., & Wilson, T. D. (2018). Boring thoughts and bored minds: The MAC model of boredom and cognitive engagement. Psychological Review, 125, 689–713.

Westgate, E. C., Wilson, T. D., & Gilbert, D. T. (2017). With a little help for our thoughts: Making it easier to think for pleasure. Emotion, 17, 828–839.

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