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Hunter, A., & Eastwood, J. D. (2018). Does state boredom cause failures of attention? Examining the relations between trait boredom, state boredom, and sustained attention. Experimental Brain Research236(9), 2483-2492.

Hsu, C. F., Propp, L., Panetta, L., Martin, S., Dentakos, S., Toplak, M. E., & Eastwood, J. D. (2018). Mental effort and discomfort: Testing the peak-end effect during a cognitively demanding task. PloS one13(2), e0191479.

Danckert, J., Mugon, J., Struk, A., & Eastwood, J. (2018). Boredom: What Is It Good For?. In The Function of Emotions(pp. 93-119). Springer, Cham.

Katz, D., Monette, G., Gaskovski, P., & Eastwood, J. (2017). The creation of the client reflexivity scale: A measure of minute fluctuations in self-awareness and exploration. Psychotherapy Research27(6), 724-736.

Hsu, C. F., Eastwood, J. D., & Toplak, M. E. (2017). Differences in perceived mental effort required and discomfort during a working memory task between individuals At-risk and not At-risk for ADHD. Frontiers in psychology8, 407.

Craparo, G., Faraci, P., Gori, A., Hunter, J. A., Hunter, A., Pileggi, V., … & Eastwood, J. D. (2017). VALIDATION OF THE ITALIAN VERSION OF THE MULTIDIMENSIONAL STATE BOREDOM SCALE (MSBS). Clinical Neuropsychiatry14(2).

Hunter, J. A., Abraham, E. H., Hunter, A. G., Goldberg, L. C., & Eastwood, J. D. (2016). Personality and boredom proneness in the prediction of creativity and curiosity. Thinking Skills and Creativity22, 48-57.

Roberts, K. E., Hart, T. A., & Eastwood, J. D. (2016). Factor structure and validity of the State-Trait Inventory for Cognitive and Somatic Anxiety. Psychological assessment28(2), 134

Panetta, L., Phinnemore, R., Eastwood, J., & Toplak, M. (2016). The experience of mental effort during a sustained attention task in individuals with self-reported attention problems. Personality and Individual Differences, (101), 503.

Gerritsen, C. J., Goldberg, J. O., & Eastwood, J. D. (2015). Boredom proneness predicts quality of life in outpatients diagnosed with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders. International Journal of Social Psychiatry61(8), 781-787.

Ng, A. H., Liu, Y., Chen, J. Z., & Eastwood, J. D. (2015). Culture and state boredom: A comparison between European Canadians and Chinese. Personality and individual differences75, 13-18.

Gerritsen, C. J., Toplak, M. E., Sciaraffa, J., & Eastwood, J. (2014). I can’t get no satisfaction: Potential causes of boredom. Consciousness and cognition27, 27-41.

Cunningham, C. E., Walker, J. R., Eastwood, J. D., Westra, H., Rimas, H., Chen, Y., … & Mobilizing Minds Research Group. (2014). Modeling mental health information preferences during the early adult years: a discrete choice conjoint experiment. Journal of health communication19(4), 413-440.

Mercer-Lynn, K. B., Bar, R. J., & Eastwood, J. D. (2014). Causes of boredom: The person, the situation, or both?. Personality and Individual Differences56, 122-126.

Mercer-Lynn, K. B., Hunter, J. A., & Eastwood, J. D. (2013). Is trait boredom redundant?. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology32(8), 897-916.

Mercer-Lynn, K. B., Flora, D. B., Fahlman, S. A., & Eastwood, J. D. (2013). The measurement of boredom: Differences between existing self-report scales. Assessment20(5), 585-596.

Fahlman, S. A., Mercer-Lynn, K. B., Flora, D. B., & Eastwood, J. D. (2013). Development and validation of the multidimensional state boredom scale. Assessment20(1), 68-85.

Eastwood, J. D., Frischen, A., Fenske, M. J., & Smilek, D. (2012). The unengaged mind: Defining boredom in terms of attention. Perspectives on Psychological Science7(5), 482-495.

Hanif, A., Ferrey, A. E., Frischen, A., Pozzobon, K., Eastwood, J. D., Smilek, D., & Fenske, M. J. (2012). Manipulations of attention enhance self-regulation. Acta psychologica139(1), 104-110.

Marcus, M. A., Westra, H. A., Eastwood, J. D., Barnes, K. L., & Mobilizing Minds Research Group. (2012). What are young adults saying about mental health? An analysis of Internet blogs. Journal of medical Internet research14(1).

Goldberg, Y. K., Eastwood, J. D., LaGuardia, J., & Danckert, J. (2011). Boredom: An emotional experience distinct from apathy, anhedonia, or depression. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology30(6), 647-666.

Roberts, K. E., Hart, T. A., & Eastwood, J. D. (2010). Attentional biases to social and health threat words in individuals with and without high social anxiety or depression. Cognitive Therapy and Research34(4), 388-399.

Mercer, K. B., & Eastwood, J. D. (2010). Is boredom associated with problem gambling behaviour? It depends on what you mean by ‘boredom’. International Gambling Studies10(1), 91-104.

Fahlman, S. A., Mercer, K. B., Gaskovski, P., Eastwood, A. E., & Eastwood, J. D. (2009). Does a lack of life meaning cause boredom? Results from psychometric, longitudinal, and experimental analyses. Journal of social and clinical psychology28(3), 307-340.

Frischen, A., Eastwood, J. D., & Smilek, D. (2008). Visual search for faces with emotional expressions. Psychological bulletin134(5), 662.

Kingstone, A., Smilek, D., & Eastwood, J. D. (2008). Cognitive ethology: A new approach for studying human cognition. British Journal of Psychology99(3), 317-340.

Eastwood, J. D., Cavaliere, C., Fahlman, S. A., & Eastwood, A. E. (2007). A desire for desires: Boredom and its relation to alexithymia. Personality and Individual Differences42(6), 1035-1045.