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)
- A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life, by Brian Grazer (2016).
- Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It, by Ian Leslie (2015).
- Why?: What Makes Us Curious, by Mario Livio (2017).
- Curious?: Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life, by Todd Kashdan (2010).
- Wait, What?: And Life’s Other Essential Questions, by James E. Ryan (2017).
- The Business Case for Curiosity, Harvard Business Review (2018).
More Academic: (some highlights)
- Barbara Benedict, Curiosity: A Cultural History of Early Modern Inquiry (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001).
- Daniel Berlyne, Conflict, Arousal, and Curiosity (1960; Marino Fine Books, 2014).
- Susan Engel, The Hungry Mind: The Origins of Curiosity in Childhood (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2015).
- Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Staring: How We Look (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).
- Jacqueline Gottlieb and Pierre-Yves Oudeyer, “Toward a Neuroscience of Active Sampling and Curiosity,” Nature Reviews Neuroscience 19.12 (2018): 758-770.
- Suzanne Hidi and Ann Renninger, “The Four-Phase Model of Interest Development,” Educational Psychologist 42.2 (2006): 111-127.
- Ilhan Inan, The Philosophy of Curiosity (New York: Routledge, 2011).
- Celeste Kidd and Benjamin Hayden, “The Psychology and Neuroscience of Curiosity,” Neuron 88.3 (2015): 449-460.
- Matthew Leigh, From Polypragmon to Curiosus: Ancient Concepts of Curious and Meddlesome Behavior (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013).
- George Loewenstein, “The Psychology of Curiosity: A Review and Reinterpretation,” Psychological Bulletin 116.1 (1994): 75-98.
- Narendra Keval, Racist States of Mind: Understanding the Perversion of Curiosity and Concern (London: Karnac Books, 2016).
- Neil Kenny, The Uses of Curiosity in Early Modern France and Germany (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004).
- Helga Nowotny, Insatiable Curiosity: Innovation in a Fragile Future (Boston: MIT Press, 2010).
- Emily Peterson, “Disentangling Curiosity: Dimensionality, Definitions, and Distinctions from Interest in Educational Contexts,” Educational Psychology Review 28.1 (2016): 23-60.
- Kryzstof Pomian, Collectors and Curiosities (Polity, 1991).
- Hilary Schor, Curious Subjects: Women and the Trials of Realism (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013).
- Christian Zacher, Curiosity and Pilgrimage: The Literature of Discovery in Fourteenth Century England (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1974).
- Perry Zurn, “Curiosities at War: The Police and Prison Resistance after May ‘68,” Modern and Contemporary France 26.2 (2018): 179-191.
- Perry Zurn and Danielle Bassett, “On Curiosity: A Fundamental Aspect of Personality, a Practice of Network Growth,” Personality Neuroscience 1.e13 (2018): 1-10.
- Perry Zurn and Arjun Shankar, eds., Curiosity Studies: Toward a New Ecology of Knowledge (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2020).