Boredom

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  • Why Boredom Is Boring

    Boredom is anything but boring. Some may say that it’s irrelevant. That it’s an emotion that’ll be faced a lot. That it’s simply a part of life. That there’s no need to fret over it-and that’s where they’re wrong. See, boredom is a unique emotion. It is more than the absence of stimulation; there are feelings behind it, ranging from indifference to strong aggression. Students everywhere will say that their classes are boring them. Sitting at a desk all day taking notes or reading long, drawn out articles could easily lead to boredom. Clearly. But we need to be much more concerned about this than we currently are. We need to make school more entertaining because students everywhere are bored, boredom can lead to substance abuse and mental health problems, there are no downsides to engaging students, and it’s easy to make school fun. A big cause of boredom is doing repetitive and pointless tasks in which the student has no control over. In case you’ve never realized it, that’s schoolwork. Indiana University found that fewer than 2% of students say they are never bored at school. The biggest reason for boredom is because they “don’t like school.” Nearly one half of students feel that teacher lectures are not engaging at all. The second…

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  • Essay On Technology Induced Boredom

    Technology Pitfalls: Bored Out of Our Mind, Body and Spirit “Boredom is your mind and body’s way of telling you you’re not living up to your potential.” - Hal Sparks Researcher John Eastwood (York University, Ontario) and colleagues define boredom as "an aversive state of wanting, but being unable, to engage in satisfying activity" (Rader 1). There is good and bad in everything and boredom is no exception. Boredom has become pervasive in response to technology, this technology induced boredom…

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  • Boredom Comes From A Boring Mind Analysis

    Bored Out of My Mind, Body and Spirit “Boredom Comes From a Boring Mind” (Metallica) In 1975, “don’t leave home without it” referred to your American Express credit card. In 2014, it has taken on a whole new meaning, personal electronics. Cell phones, laptops, tablets, GPS, and gaming devices, our electronic tethers keep us connected, like the Star Trek Borg, we are all a part the collective. Our lives have become bound together by an entanglement of electronics. The very items intended to…

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  • Boredom: The Consequences Of Boredom

    driving for hours. Standing in line and waiting to be next. Or filling out paperwork. In all these situations boredom is present. Boredom, a psychophysiological state (O'hanlon, 1981), which occurs when people are unable to engage in meaningful and satisfying activity (Mercer-Lynn, Bar, & Eastwood, 2014). Boredom is situation specific and a reaction to task situation, especially tasks which are described as monotone can trigger boredom. Besides, people experience boredom when a situation/task is…

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  • Veitch's Argument Analysis

    moments into an enjoyable one instead. In my experience, when I was waiting at a doctor’s office, boredom made me frustrated because I was waiting so long and had nothing to do, it made me mad about the situation I was in. If I made a game to make it more interesting, and I wouldn’t have been mad about waiting. The points are that boredom can lead into frustration, there is a choice to make a situation better or worse, and that our creativity allows us to find fun in different ways. I will now…

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  • Isolation In Grendel And Wall-E

    novel Grendel, by John Gardner, and the Disney’s movie Wall-E, directed by Andrew Stanton. Grendel and Wall-E are two animated characters that one can never understand at first encounter. When coming out of isolation, Grendel and Wall-E are always foreseen as different. As the others only see their uncommon appearance and begin to attack with fear, giving no chance for Grendel and Wall-E to explain. Through this pain of isolation they become inquisitive characters that abstractly view the world.…

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  • Cognitive Hyper-Attention Style

    time or effort to cultivating deeper real-life relationships.” We can all agree that our hyper-attention is due to technology and it has affected our ability to perform academically. But we are now seeing it affect our ability to cultivate deep, real-life friendships. See, a deep real-life friendship requires a deeper focus and more effort, we have to be committed to building the friendship overtime, and ultimately not give into something else when we “get bored”. Social media has made this…

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  • Compulsory Schooling In John Gatto's Essay

    In Stein’s essay, he specifically pinpoints the millennial generation and refers to it as “selfish, lazy, entitled, and shallow” (565). He furthers this description by saying the generation is also fame-obsessed and narcissistic. If Stein was to read Gatto’s essay, he would disagree with Gatto on many terms because Gatto blames the school system for boredom while Stein would completely disagree. Stein seems to think that the millennial generation is lazy anyways so it would not be the school…

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  • Corwin King: The Life Of A College Student

    students becoming bored. Did you know that 30% percent of scholars don’t even interact with their instructor? The report shows that about 75% percent of students don’t even find the material interesting. . “Sixty-four percent of students think learning is fun and 75% enjoy learning new things” (Hare). “Two out of three high-school students in a large survey say they are bored in class every single day” (Bryner). I as a college student don’t get easily bored, however, I find sometimes just…

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  • Talking Back Swearing Case Study

    Plan for Reinforcement: If the patient is able to reduce her smoking habits, then her parents will let her pick an exciting activity to prevent boredom. Antecedent Modification: What can we teach the individual?: Teach the patient coping mechanisms for stress Teach the patient different ways to stay stimulated when bored Teach the patient outcomes if she continues to smoke (scare out of usage) Teach the parents to intervene more and with more aggression/ force than just telling her to…

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