Who Are We?

Our lab – the Boredom Lab – is located in the department of Psychology at York University, and is led by Dr. John Eastwood.

We seek to better understand different aspects of boredom by using a range of psychological research methodologies, with a focus on examining boredom using cognitive and clinical psychology lenses. We aim to address real-world issues related to boredom and to discuss our findings with academics, students, and anyone who is interested in boredom. We would like to hear from you. What questions do you have about boredom that would make interesting and relevant research topics?


What Is Our Lab Like?

Our lab also trains the next generation of psychological researcher. By emphasizing scientific rigor, creativity, real-world relevance and a multiplicity of methods and theory, our lab fosters trainees’ (and trainers’!) critical thinking and skill development. Our lab uses a teamwork model: graduate students lead teams of undergraduate students, and all members benefit from Dr. Eastwood’s mentorship.


If our lab’s areas of focus seem of interest of you, you may find reading our lab members’ bios helpful in order to get a sense of the projects we currently have in progress.


Interested in Joining Us?

If you are interested in applying to become a volunteer Research Assistant, please send your CV, unofficial transcript, and a cover letter to: Jennifer Hunter at jenn.hunter5@gmail.com

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