Comparing Serial Diverse Imagining and Structured Problem Solving (Constructive Worry)


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This abstract and poster is available in SFU summit at:

Papers presenting these and other data from these experiments will be submitted to journals for publication.

Background reading

The following papers present the theory behind serial diverse imagining:

Future Research Pursuant to Beaudoin’s Theory and Serial Diverse Imagining Treatment

With technology-administered serial diverse imagining (SDI), one can raise and address new research questions, such as the following.

Theoretical rationales and answers to these and many new questions can now be proposed and assessed with large numbers of subjects given apps such as SomnoTest and mySleepButton and ‘big data’ analytic techniques (Winne & Baker, 2013). This raises the possibility of dynamically tailoring content to the individual and their circumstances (e.g., based on their age, vocabulary, declarative knowledge, IQ, need for cognition, fatigue, tension, and sources of current perturbance).

Beaudoin’s theory also makes other predictions from which new treatments may be derived over and beyond SDI. For example, other forms of cognitive shuffling beyond SDI, such as a random body scan, or engaging in productive practice by attempting to answer diverse audio flashcards (Beaudoin, 2014cp, ) may be super-somnolent. Having rejected the notion of cognitive arousal and postulated that mental fatigue is somnolent, I believe it is worth investigating the possibility that activities such as mental math may be super-somnolent, at least for some people in some contexts.