Curiosity Psychological Techniques

Goals

To find out any psychological techniques that can be used to elicit curiosity. The results of the research will be used to design experiences that make people curious.




Early Findings

The following are examples of academic journals that researched scientific methods of increasing curiosity:

Increasing Curiosity Through Autonomy of Choice

Enhancing Curiosity Using Interactive Simulations Combined With Real-time Formative Assessment Facilitated by Open-Format Questions on Tablet Computers

  • A research paper from 2012 by Frank V. Kowalski and Susan E. Kowalsk was presented at a conference on Education.
  • The aim of this research was to find out how to promote curiosity in engineering physics undergraduates.
  • In this experiment, InkSurvey, a web-based software used to collect formative assessment in real-time was used in conjonction with interactive stimulations, to entice and measure the curiosity of students in class.
  • The results of the study have shown that students' curiosity was raised by stimuli and specific tools.

In addition to this public search, we scanned our proprietary research database of over 1 million sources and were unable to find any specific research reports that address your goals.

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