CME Resources


A growing archive of resources on curiosity, mindfulness, and education.

Podcast: Choose to be Curious

Quotations: The Choose to be Curious Inspiration Gallery

More Popular: (a few things)

  1. A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life, by Brian Grazer (2016).
  2. Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It, by Ian Leslie (2015).
  3. Why?: What Makes Us Curious, by Mario Livio (2017).
  4. Curious?: Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life, by Todd Kashdan (2010).
  5. Wait, What?: And Life’s Other Essential Questions, by James E. Ryan (2017).
  6. The Business Case for Curiosity, Harvard Business Review (2018).

More Academic: (some highlights)

  1. Barbara Benedict, Curiosity: A Cultural History of Early Modern Inquiry (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001).
  2. Daniel Berlyne, Conflict, Arousal, and Curiosity (1960; Marino Fine Books, 2014).
  3. Susan Engel, The Hungry Mind: The Origins of Curiosity in Childhood (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2015).
  4. Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Staring: How We Look (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).
  5. Jacqueline Gottlieb and Pierre-Yves Oudeyer, “Toward a Neuroscience of Active Sampling and Curiosity,” Nature Reviews Neuroscience 19.12 (2018): 758-770.
  6. Suzanne Hidi and Ann Renninger, “The Four-Phase Model of Interest Development,” Educational Psychologist 42.2 (2006): 111-127.
  7. Ilhan Inan, The Philosophy of Curiosity (New York: Routledge, 2011).
  8. Celeste Kidd and Benjamin Hayden, “The Psychology and Neuroscience of Curiosity,” Neuron 88.3 (2015): 449-460.
  9. Matthew Leigh, From Polypragmon to Curiosus: Ancient Concepts of Curious and Meddlesome Behavior (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013).
  10. George Loewenstein, “The Psychology of Curiosity: A Review and Reinterpretation,” Psychological Bulletin 116.1 (1994): 75-98.
  11. Narendra Keval, Racist States of Mind: Understanding the Perversion of Curiosity and Concern (London: Karnac Books, 2016).
  12. Neil Kenny, The Uses of Curiosity in Early Modern France and Germany (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004).
  13. Helga Nowotny, Insatiable Curiosity: Innovation in a Fragile Future (Boston: MIT Press, 2010).
  14. Emily Peterson, “Disentangling Curiosity: Dimensionality, Definitions, and Distinctions from Interest in Educational Contexts,” Educational Psychology Review 28.1 (2016): 23-60.
  15. Kryzstof Pomian, Collectors and Curiosities (Polity, 1991).
  16. Hilary Schor, Curious Subjects: Women and the Trials of Realism (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013).
  17. Christian Zacher, Curiosity and Pilgrimage: The Literature of Discovery in Fourteenth Century England (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1974).
  18. Perry Zurn, “Curiosities at War: The Police and Prison Resistance after May ‘68,” Modern and Contemporary France 26.2 (2018): 179-191.
  19. Perry Zurn and Danielle Bassett, “On Curiosity: A Fundamental Aspect of Personality, a Practice of Network Growth,” Personality Neuroscience 1.e13 (2018): 1-10.
  20. Perry Zurn and Arjun Shankar, eds., Curiosity Studies: Toward a New Ecology of Knowledge (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2020).