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Bambrah, V., Wyman, A., Friedman, E., & Eastwood, J. D. (2022). Examining the Longitudinal Associations between Adjustment Disorder Symptoms and Boredom during COVID-19. Behavioral Sciences, 12(9), 311. 

Gerritsen, C. J., Goldberg, J. O., Kiang, M., Remington, G., Foussias, G., & Eastwood, J. D. (2022). Distinct profiles of psychological and neuropsychological functions underlying goal-directed pursuit in schizophrenia. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 00048674221077031. 

Deotto, A., Eastwood, J. D., & Toplak, M. E. (2022). Temperament Profiles Associated with Internalizing Symptoms and Externalizing Behavior in Adolescents with ADHD. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 53(1), 109-123. 

Eastwood, J. D., & Gorelik, D. (2022). Losing and Finding Agency. The Moral Psychology of Boredom, 111.

Eastwood, J. D., & Bambrah, V. (2021, June). Self-focused but lacking self-insight: The relationship between boredom and self-consciousness. In Proceedings of the 4th International Interdisciplinary Boredom Conference, Madrid, Spain (pp. 24-25).

Petranker, R., & Eastwood, J. D. (2021). Sitting with it: An investigation of the relationship between trait mindfulness and sustained attention. Consciousness and Cognition, 90, 103101. 

Hunter, J. A., & Eastwood, J. D. (2021). Understanding the relation between boredom and academic performance in postsecondary students. Journal of Educational Psychology, 113(3), 499. 

Danckert, J., & Eastwood, J. D. (2020). Out of my skull: The psychology of boredom. Harvard University Press. 

Hsu, C. F., Eastwood, J. D., Toplak, M. E., Liang, J. C., Hwang-Gu, S. L., & Chen, V. C. H. (2020). Trait and state boredom: associations with attention failure in children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Psychiatry Res, 286(112861), 10-1016.

Hunter, A., Hunter, J. A., & Eastwood, J. D. (2020). Boredom propensity. Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences, 548-552. 

Eastwood, J. D. & Gorelik, D. (2019). Boredom is a feeling of thinking and a double-edged sword. In Josefa Ros Velasco (Ed.), Boredom is in your mind. Springer. 

Mugon, J., Danckert, J., & Eastwood, J., D. (2019). The costs and benefits of boredom in the classroom. In K. Ann Renninger and Suzanne E. Hidi (Ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of Motivation and Learning(pp. 490-513). Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press. 

Bambrah, V., Hsu, C. F., Toplak, M., & Eastwood, J. D. (2019). Anticipated, experienced, and remembered subjective effort and discomfort on sustained attention versus working memory tasks. Consciousness and Cognition. 

Danckert, J., Mugon, J.,  Struk A., , Eastwood, J. D. (2018). Boredom: What is it good for? In H. Lench (Ed.) The function of emotions, Page 93-119, Springer. 

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. 

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. 

Hunter, A. G., Hunter, J. A., & Eastwood, J. D. (2017). Boredom propensity. In V. Zeigler-Hill & T. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. Springer. Published online January 21. 

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). 

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. 

Hunter, A. G., & Eastwood, J. D. (2016). Does state boredom cause attention failures? Examining the relations between trait boredom, state boredom, and sustained attention. Experimental Brain Research. 

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 & Creativity. Published online August 18. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.