We are proud to share a new article by Ewa Szumowska (from our Centre) and Arie W. Kruglanski!
In this article, the authors present a means-end perspective on curiosity. Specifically, they differentiate between curiosity as a motive/goal, which engenders various activities aimed at satisfying it, and information-seeking behaviors which can, but do not have to be, driven by the curiosity motivation as such. They thus assume that people can adopt various behaviors in order to satisfy their curiosity. On the other hand, individuals can behave in a curious and inquisitive manner in order to satisfy ‘incurious’ motives. They also analyze a special case in which the mere activity of information gathering and exploration becomes the goal in itself.
The article has been published by ‘Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences’. You can read the article: >>HERE<<