Making Boredom Help You Thrive During COVID-19
Corinna S. Martarelli, PhD, assistant professor, Swiss Distance University Institute (FernUni).
Nature: “Too bored to bother?”
CDC COVID Tracker: “Demographic Trends of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the US reported to CDC, Cases by Age Group.”
Blake Guntharp, unemployed recent college graduate, Pontotoc, MS.
Mississippi state department of labor unemployment statistics online.
James Danckert, PhD, professor and cognitive neuroscience research area head, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
Taffy McLaughlin and Mary Lou Mojonnier, retirees, Atlanta.
Psychology Today: “Learning from Pandemic Boredom –We have to understand its message to respond well when boredom strikes.”
Scott Bea, PsyD, psychologist, Cleveland Clinic.
Cleveland Clinic: “Why We Crave New Experiences and How to Get Them During the Coronavirus.”
Reuters: “U.S. labor market losing steam as COVID-19 pandemic rages.”
Parents: “Hungry Parents Are Skipping Meals to Feed Their Kids Due to the Pandemic.”