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The psychology of curiosity

The psychology of curiosity,G. Lowenstein

The psychology of curiosity   (Citations: 15)
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Published in 1994.
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    • ...This strategy has its roots in three areas of research: (1) research about curiosity (psychology) [20], (2) Blackwell’s model of attention investment [4] (psychology/HCI), and (3) minimalist learning (educational theory, HCI) [8]...
    • ...According to the informationgap perspective [20], a revealed gap in the user’s knowledge focuses the user’s attention on the gap and leads to curiosity, which motivates the user to close the gap by searching for an explanation...

    Margaret M. Burnett. What Is End-User Software Engineering and Why Does It Matter?

    • ...Curiosity is the foundation of the willingness or desire to move through the learning process to address the information gap between what one knows and what one wishes to know about global career options and alternatives for both individuals in the dual-career couple (Loewenstein, 1994...

    Michael G. Harveyet al. Global dual-career exploration and the role of hope and curiosity duri...

    • ...This strategy has its roots in three areas of research: research about curiosity [13], Blackwell’s model of attention investment [2], and minimalist learning theory [4]...

    Margaret Burnettet al. End-user software engineering and distributed cognition

    • ...According to curiosity theory [15], two types of advances in knowledge can trigger curiosity: incremental and insights...
    • ...Solving most challenging problems starts off incrementally [15], but eventually, a flash of insight can occur, resolving a number of gaps...
    • ...According to the theory, when an insight is just around the corner is when curiosity rapidly increases [15], leading to a surge in gaps opened, as in intervals three and four...
    • ...Thus, the increment in information content promised may have seemed larger in the tool tip/video case, which can increase curiosity [15]...

    Neeraja Subrahmaniyanet al. Explaining Debugging Strategies to End-User Programmers

    • ...According to research into the psychology of curiosity [16], moments of surprise such as these are opportune times for explanations, as people curious about such surprises seek to satisfy the information gap that led to the surprise...

    Cory Kissingeret al. Supporting end-user debugging: what do users want to know?

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