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April 2022- The Swaddle explores how boredom can decrease through self-compassion with the help of Dr. Eastwood.

January 2021- CBC interviews Dr. Eastwood about boredom during the pandemic.

November 2020- The New York Times reviews Dr. Eastwood’s and Dr. Danckert’s book, Out of My Skull.

September 2020- An article written by Dr. Eastwood and Dr. Danckert in Psychology Today.

May 2020- The Guardian interviews Dr. Eastwood and Dr. Danckert on why it is good to be bored.

May 2020- CNN Health quotes Dr. Eastwood on boredom.

May 2020- CBC explores the relationship between boredom and a lack of agency.

April 2020- The Huffpost uses advice from Dr. Eastwood about what to do when feeling bored.

Apri 2020, Global News interviews Dr. Eastwood about boredom.

September 2019- The Association for Psychological Science published an article written by our Graduate student Dana Gorelik discussing the machine zone.

January 3rd 2017 – US News quotes Dr. Eastwood during a report on boredom.

December 7th 2016- University Affairs quotes Dr. Eastwood and discusses his work.

January 31st, 2016 – Maclean’s interviews Dr. Eastwood about the Good and Bad of Boredom.

Dec 22 2014 – BBC explores why boredom is good for you, and Dr. Eastwood’s work is discussed.

August 2013 – The American Psychological Association explores boredom with the help of Dr. Eastwood.

2013 – York University features Dr. Eastwood in their Summer 2013 catalogue.

September 2012- an article in Live Science reviews research work done in Dr. Eastwood’s lab.

September  2012 – The Association for Psychological Science discusses Dr. Eastwood, his lab, and the definition of boredom.

The arthritis foundation explains how to Stop feeling bored because arthritis has “stolen” your favorite activity, with the help of Dr. Eastwood.