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Curiosity: evolution of the concept

Curiosity was first pictures as an unpleasant state that we were motivated to decrease.

In 1994, George Loewenstein offered a more modern take in his information-gap theory. His theory stated that curiosity was driven from the gap between what you know and what you’d like to know.

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  • Curiosity is influenced by framing effects. If the situation highlights a single missing piece, you’re much more curious than if you think you haven’t assembled most of the puzzle.
  • Insight-based issues provoke more curiosity than accumulative ones....

Knowledge about a subject predicts curiosity for new knowledge. And this happens because you need to have some information before you can ask good questions. Since good questions are the raw material for curiosity, it’s difficult to be curious about something when you can’t ask a...

To be more curious, you have to rethink the information you've acquired in terms of the key mysteries it was developed to solve.

  • The art of asking questions needs to be paired with the capacity of finding the answers.
  • Online forums are good ways and environments to ask questions and get expert replies. For many questions, teachers, peers and people around you can often answer questions you’ve missed.

Learning is a lot easier when it’s interesting. And what makes learning interesting is the degree of your curiosity about a certain subject.

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