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  • Can Boredom in the Classroom Enhance the Learning Experience? 

    Mugon, Jhotisha; Danckert, James; Eastwood, John D. (2018)
    There is a lack of evidence for the claim that experiencing boredom (in the classroom) negatively impacts attention and academic performance. The authors of this chapter argue that boredom can enrich the learning experience ...
  • The Propensity to Feel Bored is Predictive of Depression and Anger Problems 

    Mercer-Lynn, Kimberley B.; Hunter, Jennifer A.; Eastwood, John D. (2018)
    Trait boredom, the propensity to become bored, uniquely predicts depression and anger over and above other variables (such as neuroticism and inattention). Furthermore, there is reason to believe that the BPS and ZBS measure ...
  • Do Situational and Personality Factors Interact to Produce Boredom? 

    Mercer-Lynn, Kimberley B; Bar, Rachel J.; Eastwood, John D. (2018)
    Boredom can be caused by personality characteristics such as the tendency to become frequently bored. Situational factors such as being in a boring situation can also cause boredom. However, situational and personality ...
  • Boredom and Attention: How Are They Related? 

    Hunter, Andrew G.; Eastwood, John D. (2018)
    The tendency to feel bored and in-the-moment feelings of boredom had different relationships with the ability to sustain attention. The tendency to feel bored may reflect a motivation or ability to sustain attention over ...
  • Are Boredom Prone Individuals Creative and Curious About Their Environment? 

    Hunter, Jennifer A.; Abraham, Eleenor H.; Hunter, Andrew G.; Goldberg, Lauren C.; Eastwood, John D. (2018)
    After controlling for overall personality characteristics, boredom proneness did not predict creativity, but did positively predict people’s motivation to seek out novel experiences and find answers to things they do not ...
  • Boredom and Gambling: How are They Related? 

    Mercer, Kimberley B; Eastwood (2018)
    A form of boredom proneness that is related to a need for excitement predicts non-chronic, less severe gambling problems. This form of boredom proneness predicted gambling problems even after considering the impact of ...
  • How Operational Leaders Can Help Nurses Keep Older People Functioning in Hospital 

    Fox, Mary; Butler, Jeffrey (2017)
    Nearly half of older people admitted to hospital experience functional decline, which is loss in the ability to independently perform basic activities of daily life such as walking or dressing. This study looked at ways ...
  • Global Leadership Effectiveness: A European Perspective 

    Cernea, Minerva (2017)
    International companies often employ managers in cross-cultural contexts. A cross-cultural study was done to better understand how to increase the global leadership effectiveness of European international managers, when ...
  • Emotion Does Not Have to Cause Harm to an Argument 

    Gilbert, Michael (2009)
    The presence of emotion does not necessarily harm an argument. Emotion can play a role in traditional, logic-based theories of argumentation.
  • Museums 2.0: Advancing Decolonizing and Participatory Approaches to Developing Museum Websites in the Global South 

    Morbey, Mary Leigh; Villamor, Lourdes; Muwanga, Maureen Senoga; Griffith, Jane A. (2014)
    Web 2.0 and its participation-based culture offer rich possibilities for developing websites with museums in the Global South museum. It also offers spaces for virtual learning, and representing and expressing one’s culture. ...
  • What Effect Does the Media Have on Women in the Workplace? 

    Ezzedeen, Souha R. (2014)
    Young people are influenced by what the media presents to them. Role models are also important to young people as they give a basis that reaching specific goals are possible. Thus, how professional and managerial women are ...
  • Should Preventive Detention Be Legal for Repeat Violent Offenders? 

    Dimock, Susan (2013)
    PVDO is a proposed method to legally and morally detain dangerous offenders by creating a new offence. People would be tried and convicted of this offence using the usual standards of criminal proof and trial procedures. ...
  • Does Workplace Bullying Affect Work Output? 

    Singh, Parbudyal; Samnani, Al-Karim; Ezzedeen, Souha (2014)
    Some forms of workplace bullying are hard to identify. It is important that young workers know what the different types of bullying are and how it can affect them. This paper gives details on types of bullying and how ...
  • How Do Young Adults Prefer to Access Mental Health Information? 

    Cunningham, Charles; Walker, John R.; Eastwood, John D.; Westra, Henny; Rimas, Heather; Chen, Yvonne; Marcus, Madalyn; Swinson, Richard P.; Bracken, Keyna; The Mobilizing Minds Research Group (2013)
    KT strategies for sharing mental health information need to include both active and passive options for young adults. This includes the use of both old and new media tools.
  • Individuals' History of Low Income Is a Key Determinant of Type 2 Diabetes 

    Dinca-Panaitescu, Mihaela; Dinca-Panaitescu, Serban; Raphael, Dennis; Bryant, Toba; Pilkington, Beryl; Daiski, Isolde (2013)
    People who experience low income status are at a higher risk of type 2 diabetes.
  • Extended Health Insurance for Post-Secondary Students: Limited Support for Students with Mental Health Problems 

    Nunes, Monica; Walker, John R.; Syed, T.; De Jong, M.; Stewart, D. W. (2013)
    Almost half of young adults aged 19 to 25 years old have experienced a psychiatric disorder in the last 12 months. A majority of post-secondary institutions offer extended health plans that cover common health services ...
  • It Is a Scandal: What Are the Results of Media Scandals on Nursing Home Policy? 

    Bannerjee, Albert; Lloyd, Liz; Harrington, Charlene; Jacobsen, Frode; SzeBehely, Marta (2014)
    The media helps bring the larger picture into personal concerns. It can then help to take these concerns to the public, which could create change to policy. Media focus on nursing care scandals helped people to question ...
  • Telling Secrets: The Impact of Audience on Knowledge Mobilization 

    Haig-Brown, Celia; Blimkie, Melissa (2013)
    A general understanding of audience as consisting of diverse groups including community, industry, and academy is needed to engage with this work. The researchers will provide an overview of their research projects and ...
  • Knowledge Mobilization as Design: The Canadian Homelessness Research Network 

    Gaetz, Stephen (2013)
    Researchers do not have to rely on traditional approaches to academic publishing. With changing technologies knowledge mobilizers have an increasing variety of tools. Using ‘design thinking’ can lead to innovative approaches ...
  • "Ethnolects" and Varieties of Canadian English 

    Hoffman, Michol F.; Walker, James A. (2013)
    ‘Foreign’ language features of first-generation Canadians do not persist in their children and grandchildren. ‘Ethnolects’ should be viewed as ways that speakers of different ethnic backgrounds construct and convey their ...

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