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q       Consultation About Boredom/Interest-Related Problems

 

Entertainment and infotainment enterprises must offer interesting, entertaining programs, services, and products, or risk seeing their clientele go elsewhere for the highly-prized but increasingly rare/elusive experience of interest/entertainment

 

Businesses that provide an interesting or entertaining consumer experience are more likely to attract and retain clientele than their less-entertaining competitors

 

Advertisers must continually grapple with the problem of getting their clients’ products and services noticed and remembered above the daily torrent of competing messages/advertisements, and in the face of an increasingly sophisticated consumer

 

Students with life-long exposure to the glitz and buzz of interactive video games and contemporary multimedia entertainment/infotainments can find the traditional classroom milieu to be dull, boring, and difficult to fully pay attention to

 

Teachers working in the traditional school classroom environment can have difficulty engaging and maintaining the interest and attention of modern-day students

 

Couples gaining familiarity with one another can begin to experience increasing difficulty maintaining interest in their mates and/or excitement in the relationship

 

Individuals have the challenge of capturing and maintaining the interest/attention of a potential mate, friend, or employer, in the face of an increasingly jaded “consumer”

 

 

A developmental psychophysiologist by academic training, and one of a handful of psychologists who has researched and authored works about boredom/interest, I can provide clients an overview of the extant scientific literature regarding factors (e.g., age; gender; personality; stimulus presentation features such as rate, timing, duration, and sensory qualities, etc.) and combinations of factors that are potentially modulative of interest/boredom in the target audience(s)-i.e., what factors or combination of factors are likely to generate interest, alertness, and excitement and minimize boredom, inattention, and sleep/sleepiness in the target audience(s)-and how to go about changing the stimulus features and/or the interest potential of the audience(s) so as to maximize client/audience experience of interest-entertainment.


q      Presentations to Professional and Community Groups on

·       the psychology, psychophysiology, and pharmacology of boredom/interest

·        mood (depression, boredom, anxiety)-sleep interrelations

·        general psychophysiology

·        sleep psychophysiology and sleep disorders

·        psychophysiology of ADD/ADHD

·        health psychology and behavioral medicine

·        the psychophysiology of ordinary and altered states of consciousness

 

 

q       Writing/Co-Writing and Editing:

 

·        magazine-newspaper articles and books on boredom's influence on behavior, health,     and cultural change

·        research grant proposals

·        journal and book manuscripts

 

To contact me about any of the aforementioned services, click on the Contact bar of this web page and keyboard your e-mail message, or e-mail me at adelapen@prodigy.net.




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