Interest—The Curious Emotion

  title={Interest—The Curious Emotion},
  author={P. Silvia},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  pages={57 - 60}
  • P. Silvia
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology
  • Current Directions in Psychological Science
  • Despite their interest in why people do what they do, psychologists typically overlook interest itself as a facet of human motivation and emotion. In recent years, however, researchers from diverse areas of psychology have turned their attention to the role of interest in learning, motivation, and development. This article reviews the emerging body of work on the psychology of interest, with an emphasis on what contemporary emotion research has learned about the subject. After considering four… CONTINUE READING
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