The Mental Load

The Mental Load

'" --Australian Broadcasting Corp on Emma's comic In her first book of comic strips, Emma reflects on social and feminist issues by means of simple line drawings, dissecting the mental load, ie all that invisible and unpaid organizing, list ...

Author: Emma

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 9781609809188

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 216

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A new voice in comics is incisive, funny, and fiercely feminist. "The mental load. It's incessant, gnawing, exhausting, and disproportionately falls to women. You know the scene--you're making dinner, calling the plumber/doctor/mechanic, checking homework and answering work emails--at the same time. All the while, you are being peppered with questions by your nearest and dearest 'where are my shoes?, 'do we have any cheese?...'" --Australian Broadcasting Corp on Emma's comic In her first book of comic strips, Emma reflects on social and feminist issues by means of simple line drawings, dissecting the mental load, ie all that invisible and unpaid organizing, list-making and planning women do to manage their lives, and the lives of their family members. Most of us carry some form of mental load--about our work, household responsibilities, financial obligations and personal life; but what makes up that burden and how it's distributed within households and understood in offices is not always equal or fair. In her strips Emma deals with themes ranging from maternity leave (it is not a vacation!), domestic violence, the clitoris, the violence of the medical world on women during childbirth, and other feminist issues, and she does so in a straightforward way that is both hilarious and deadly serious.. If you're not laughing, you're probably crying in recognition. Emma's comics also address the everyday outrages and absurdities of immigrant rights, income equality, and police violence. Emma has over 300,000 followers on Facebook, her comics have been. shared 215,000 times, and have elicited comments from 21,000 internet users. An article about her in the French magazine L'Express drew 1.8 million views--a record since the site was created. And her comic has just been picked up by The Guardian. Many women will recognize themselves in THE MENTAL LOAD, which is sure to stir a wide ranging, important debate on what it really means to be a woman today.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Cognitive Load Theory

Cognitive Load Theory

The mental load construct is essential to the human factors science, which is concerned with understanding how human-specific physical, cognitive, and social properties may interact with technological systems, the human natural ...

Author: Jan L. Plass

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521860239

Category: Education

Page: 275

View: 795

This edited volume brings together the most prolific researchers from around the world who study various aspects of cognitive load to discuss its current theoretical as well as practical issues. It describes the theoretical foundations and assumptions of cognitive load theory (CLT), discusses the empirical findings about the application of CLT to the design of learning environments, and suggests new directions for future research.
Categories: Education

Fair Play

Fair Play

FAIR PLAY is the first book that shows you that there can be a different way: a way to get more done, with less fuss, in a way that feels more balanced.

Author: Eve Rodsky

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529400205

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 795

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "A hands-on, real talk guide for navigating the hot-button issues that so many families struggle with" - Reese Witherspoon Do you find yourself taking on the lion's share of all the thankless, invisible but time-consuming work in the home? FAIR PLAY is the first book that shows you that there can be a different way: a way to get more done, with less fuss, in a way that feels more balanced. Eve Rodsky is changing society one relationship at a time, by coming up with a 21st-century solution to an age-old problem: women shouldering the brunt of domestic responsibilities, the mental load, the emotional labour. Everything that is required to keep the fridge full, the children's homework in their bags, and the household running. The unequal division of all this invisible work in relationships is a recipe for disaster, but no one has offered a real solution to this dilemma, until now. Eve Rodsky was tired of always being the one who has to remember to buy loo roll, or to book the family's dentist appointments, or to send the thank you cards - all while working full time. So Eve decided to do what she does every day as an organisational management consultant: Organise. She conducted original research with more than 500 couples to figure out WHAT the invisible work in a family actually is and HOW to get it done effectively and all in a way that makes relationships even stronger. FAIR PLAY identifies the 100 main tasks in any relationship, and then divides those tasks fairly (not necessarily equally) so that both parties contribute their fair share. If we don't learn to rebalance our home life and reclaim some time to develop the skills and passions that keep us unique, then we risk losing our right to be interesting, not just to our partner, but to ourselves. Getting this right isn't a luxury, it's a necessity for a happy, lasting partnership. Part how-to guide for couples, part modern relationship manifesto, FAIR PLAY offers an innovative system with a completely original lexicon to discuss how relationships actually work ... and how we can make them work better.
Categories: Family & Relationships

The Mental Load

The Mental Load

'Women, put down your never-ending to-do list and read this book cover to cover.' Rebecca Huntley 'The gender wars of household chores' - The Guardian 'Funny and relevant, this is a book to slip on all your colleagues' desks.

Author: Emma

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781760637507

Category: Humor

Page: 216

View: 116

'Women, put down your never-ending to-do list and read this book cover to cover.' Rebecca Huntley 'The gender wars of household chores' - The Guardian 'Funny and relevant, this is a book to slip on all your colleagues' desks.' - Elle 'Emma talks about the clitoris like nobody else.' - Huffington Post 'Her comics perfectly explain the mental load that women bear in the household' - Marie Claire 'Widely shared on the net, her comic strips echo the feeling of many women who are exhausted by the need to always think of everything' - L'Express 'The mental load. It's incessant, gnawing, exhausting and disproportionately falls to women.' Leah Rupanner, ABC 'The mental load is the running commentary that plays in the minds of (mostly) women, of all the things that need doing that no one else sees but you.' AV Williams, news.com.au In her first book of comic strips, French artist Emma reflects on social and feminist issues by means of simple line drawings, dissecting the mental load, ie all that invisible and unpaid organizing, list-making and planning women do to manage their lives, and the lives of their family members. Most of us carry some form of mental load - about our work, household responsibilities, financial obligations and personal life; but what makes up that burden and how it's distributed within households and understood in offices is not always equal or fair. In her strips Emma deals with themes ranging from maternity leave (it is not a vacation!), domestic violence, the clitoris, the violence of the medical world on women during childbirth, and other feminist issues, and she does so in a straightforward way that is both hilarious and deadly serious. If you're not laughing, you're probably crying in recognition. Emma's comics also address the everyday outrages and absurdities of immigrant rights, income equality, and police violence. Emma has over 300,000 followers on Facebook, her comics have been shared 215,000 times, and have elicited comments from 21,000 internet users. An article about her in the French magazine L'Express drew 1.8 million views - a record since the site was created. She is now a regular contributor to The Guardian. Many women will recognize themselves in The Mental Load, which is sure to stir a wide-ranging, important debate on what it really means to be a woman today.
Categories: Humor

Human Mental Workload

Human Mental Workload

mental load consisting of the number of binary choices per minute is reflected by a decrease in the score irregularity of the heart pattern." In another study, Kalsbeek (1973) referred to a study by Opmeer and Krol (1973) that found a ...

Author: N. Meshkati

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080867065

Category: Psychology

Page: 381

View: 948

The purpose of this volume is to look at the developments and changes that have occurred in the area of mental workload and its assessment since the NATO symposium was held in 1979. This has been achieved by inviting prominent researchers to survey their respective areas of expertise. Examined are the current methodologies, individual differences, unanswered questions, and future directions for the mental workload issue. Particular topics discussed include the properties of workload assessment techniques, physiological measures, heart rate variability, effort and fatigue in relation to the workload experienced during normal daily routines, subjective assessment techniques, and the cognitive psychology of subjective workload. A preliminary proposal for a cohesive model of mental load is presented. A bibliographic listing of contemporary research reports completes the volume.
Categories: Psychology

Evaluating Mental Workload for Improved Workplace Performance

Evaluating Mental Workload for Improved Workplace Performance

Currently, modern technology has involved new changes in industrial work, especially in decision-making involving high levels of mental load (Demands & De, 2018). As a result, the mental workload is one of the most researched concepts ...

Author: Realyvásquez-Vargas, Arturo

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799810537

Category: Medical

Page: 334

View: 534

Employees of different labor sectors are involved in different projects and pressed to deliver results in a specific period of time, which increases their mental workload. This increase can lead to a high mental workload, which in turn leads to a decline in job performance. Therefore, strategies for managing mental workload and promoting mental health have become necessary for corporate success. Evaluating Mental Workload for Improved Workplace Performance is a critical scholarly book that provides comprehensive research on mental workload and the effects, both adverse and positive, that it can have on employee populations as well as strategies for decreasing or deleting it from the labor sector. Highlighting an array of topics such as psychosocial factors, critical success factors (CSF), and technostress, this book is ideal for academicians, researchers, managers, ergonomists, engineers, industrial designers, industry practitioners, and students.
Categories: Medical

Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics Mental Workload Human Physiology and Human Energy

Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics  Mental Workload  Human Physiology  and Human Energy

The second situation occurs when the demand exceeds the cognitive resources of the individual, which results in degraded performance. Another perspective that can describe the previous idea is the theory of cognitive load developed by ...

Author: Don Harris

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030490447

Category: Computers

Page: 317

View: 435

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, EPCE 2020, held as part of the 22nd International Conference, HCI International 2020, which took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, in July 2020. The total of 1439 papers and 238 posters included in the 37 HCII 2020 proceedings volumes was carefully reviewed and selected from 6326 submissions. EPCE 2020 includes a total of 60 regular papers; they were organized in topical sections named: mental workload and performance; human physiology, human energy and cognition; cognition and design of complex and safety critical systems; human factors in human autonomy teaming and intelligent systems; cognitive psychology in aviation and automotive. As a result of the Danish Government's announcement, dated April 21, 2020, to ban all large events (above 500 participants) until September 1, 2020, the HCII 2020 conference was held virtually.
Categories: Computers

Human Mental Workload Models and Applications

Human Mental Workload  Models and Applications

Second International Symposium, H-WORKLOAD 2018, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 20-21, 2018, Revised Selected Papers Luca Longo, ... A core construct within CLT is Cognitive Load (CL), believed to be multidimensional.

Author: Luca Longo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030142735

Category: Computers

Page: 267

View: 169

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Human Mental Workload: Models and Applications, H-WORKLOAD 2018, held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in September 2018. The 15 revised full papers presented together with one keynote were carefully reviewed and selected from 31 submissions. The papers are organized in two topical sections on models and applications.
Categories: Computers

Cognitive Load Measurement and Application

Cognitive Load Measurement and Application

Although we may not know about learners' prior knowledge levels, ICL assessment remains useful for instructional design and instructional manipulations of cognitive load. The notations of the graph model can accommodate individual ...

Author: Robert Z. Zheng

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315296234

Category: Education

Page: 278

View: 109

Cognitive Load Measurement and Application provides up-to-date research and theory on the functional role of cognitive load measurement and its application in multimedia and visual learning. Grounded in a sound theoretical framework, this edited volume introduces methodologies and strategies that effect high-quality cognitive load measurement in learning. Case studies are provided to aid readers in comprehension and application within various learning situations, and the book concludes with a review of the possible future directions of the discipline.
Categories: Education

Use and Effect of Declarative Information in User Instructions

Use and Effect of Declarative Information in User Instructions

Cognitive load is called a multidimensional construct because it is affected by three factors : characteristics of the task , characteristics of the learner and interactions between the learner and the task .

Author: Joyce Karreman

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042018410

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 199

View: 416

Apart from the procedural information that describes how a device should be operated, instructions for use include different types of declarative information, such as information about the internal working of the device (system information) and information about the circumstances in which the different functions can be used (utilization information). In this study, the use and the effects of system and utilization information are investigated in a number of experiments. The results demonstrate that users spend a considerable amount of time on reading each information type. However, contrary to common belief, system information has only limited effects; utilization information does not affect task performance at all. Moreover, users of instructions without declarative information are more confident in their ability to learn to work with the device and consider the learning process less difficult than users of instructions with declarative information. These results suggest that users of instructions without system and utilization information are capable to use other information sources such as the procedural information and the interface of the device to derive the required declarative knowledge.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines