Partners on Boredom
The Boredom Lab is a team of curious, engaged, collaborative researchers led by Dr. John Eastwood. We are located in the department of Psychology at York University. The Boredom Lab is dedicated to deepening our understanding of boredom. We draw comprehensively from a range of psychological research methodologies, including social, cognitive, and clinical perspectives.
The Boring Conference is a one-day celebration of the mundane, the ordinary, the obvious and the overlooked; subjects often considered trivial and pointless, but when examined more closely reveal themselves to be deeply fascinating.
The Eden Alternative® is an international, non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to creating quality of life for Elders and their care partners, wherever they may live. Together, care partner teams strive to enhance well-being by eliminating the three plagues of loneliness, helplessness, and boredom.
The Ibero-American Society for Pessimism Studies (SIEP) aims to support and promote specialized research on pessimism. With the foundation of this society it is intended to spread, in Latin America, the philosophical current called pessimism. Similarly, we try to establish contact with the various associations, societies and groups dedicated to the investigation and dissemination of pessimism.
The SOCOUL Lab at the Department of Psychology in the University of Limerick takes a social cognitive perspective on addressing emotions, the self, political cognition, decision making, and person perception. It consists of a combination of undergraduate students, PhD-students, lecturers. Research of the SOCOUL Lab is dedicated to social psychology, primarily rooted in social cognition, and it branches into other subdisciplines of psychology and neighbouring fields such as neuroscience, linguistics, sociology, and philosophy.
We study boredom in a wide range of ways. We use behavioural tasks like foraging that pit exploration against exploitation, sustained attention tasks that are by design monotonous and dull, and executive control tasks that tap into the capacity for self-control.
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The PICT has joint our network. Know more about their Let’s Get Bored podcast series by our member Salamis Aysegul Sentug.
aims to disseminate the work of the philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer in the Spanish-speaking world, proposing, as its main objective, to keep alive the interest in his works and teachings, in addition to promoting the creation of national and international congresses and meetings in those that Schopenhauer’s thought is studied and propagated.
El vuelo de la lechuza is a global and humanistic publication in which all disciplines of knowledge (from literature and philosophy, through sociology and anthropology, to the positive sciences) acquire the same and fundamental role.
Through workshops with Dr Tina Kendall (ARU Boredom researcher), they reflect on the complexity of boredom in lockdown: creativity, making the most of our free-time, opportunities for self-reflection, pressure of self-improvement, and the reality that maybe boredom is a privilege key-workers might not have had. They worked with Lu Williams (Essex zine artist and activist) to create unique pieces of artwork.