The science of bordeom...wait, there's a science to that?! Of course, there is!
Boredom is something that affects all of us at one time or another - whether you're stuck at work, in line at the store, or waiting at the doctors office, you've been bored before. But most of the time we're told to brush it off, find something to do, and move on.
Dr. John Eastwood is a Clinical Psychologist and an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at York University in Toronto, and he joins Dr. Pam to talk boredom: why he studies it, how being bored is a form of stress, where trauma plays into boredom, and how to deal with it during COVID-19.