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Curiosity research

Curiosity is an important quality that allows us to learn and grow. Curiosity is the desire for new information and experiences that motivates us to explore and discover. Curiosity is important for children and adults in many ways.

The engine of our knowledge


Curiosity is the driving force that pulls us towards knowledge and learning. This innate desire for information and experience is crucial to the development of children and adults. In children, curiosity is the driving force behind their development. It enables them to learn about the world around them, develop their creativity and critical thinking skills. Curious children are better prepared for the future because they are open to new challenges and change.

For adults, curiosity can lead to new opportunities in work, personal life and education. Curious adults are better able to adapt to change, are more creative and innovative and therefore more likely to succeed.

Research on curiosity is still in its infancy, but it is already enabling us to better understand this fascinating trait. We know that curiosity is influenced by a number of factors, including innate disposition, age, cultural background and education.

There are many ways to encourage curiosity. It is important to create an environment that encourages discovery and experimentation. Provide opportunities for children and adults to learn and explore new areas. Encourage their questions and interest in the world around them. Be patient and respect their natural curiosity.

Curiosity is a valuable quality that opens the door to knowledge and growth. By encouraging curiosity in children and adults, we can invest in their future and in the development of society as a whole.

  • Curiosity is an innate desire for information and experience.
  • Curiosity is crucial to the development of children and adults.
  • Research on curiosity allows us to better understand this trait.
  • There are many ways to encourage curiosity.
  • Curiosity is a valuable trait that opens the door to knowledge and growth.
Our findings so far

The subject of our research on curiosity



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For the curious

Selected literature

Kashdan, T. B., Stiksma, M. C., Disabato, D. J., McKnight, P. E., Bekier, J., Kaji, J., & Lazarus, R. C. (2018). The five-dimensional curiosity scale: Capturing the bandwidth of curiosity and identifying four unique subgroups of curious people. Journal of Research in Personality, 73, 130–149. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2017.11.011

Piotrowski, J. T., Litman, J. A., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2014). Measuring epistemic curiosity in young children. Infant and Child Development, 23(5), 542–553. https://doi.org/10.1002/icd.1847

Jirout, J., & Klahr, D. (2012). Children’s scientific curiosity: In search of an operational definition of an elusive concept. Developmental Review, 32(2), 125–160. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dr.2012.04.002

Wagstaff, M. F., Flores, G. L., Ahmed, R., & Villanueva, S. (2020). Measures of curiosity: A literature review. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 32(3), 363–389. https://doi.org/10.1002/hrdq.21417

Yow, Y. J., Ramsay, J. E., Lin, P., & Marsh, N. V. (2022). Dimensions, Measures, and Contexts in Psychological Investigations of Curiosity: A Scoping review. Behavioral Sciences, 12(12), 493. https://doi.org/10.3390/bs12120493