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Paul J. Silvia's Exploring the Psychology of Interest PDF

By Paul J. Silvia

ISBN-10: 0195158555

ISBN-13: 9780195158557

Psychologists have constantly been drawn to curiosity, and so smooth study on curiosity are available in approximately each zone of the sector: Researchers learning feelings, cognition, improvement, schooling, aesthetics, character, motivation, and vocations have built interesting rules approximately what curiosity is and the way it really works. Exploring the Psychology of Interest offers an built-in photograph of the way curiosity has been studied in all of the wide-ranging components of psychology. utilizing glossy theories of cognition and emotion as an integrative framework, Paul Silvia examines the character of curiosity, what makes issues fascinating, the function of curiosity in character, and the advance of peoples idiosyncratic pursuits, leisure pursuits, and avocations. His exam unearths deep similarities among doubtless assorted fields of psychology and illustrates the profound significance of curiosity, interest, and intrinsic motivation for figuring out why humans do what they do. the main complete paintings of its variety, Exploring the Psychology of Interest should be a priceless source for scholar researchers in cognitive, social, and developmental psychology.

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