Exploring the Psychology of InterestBook - 2006
From the publisher's description: "Exploring the Psychology of Interest presents an integrated picture of how interest has been studied in all the wide-ranging areas of psychology. Using modern theories of cognition and emotion as an integrative framework, Paul Silvia examines the nature of interest, what makes things interesting, the role of interest in personality, and the development of peoples idiosyncratic interests, hobbies, and avocations. His examination reveals deep similarities between seemingly different fields of psychology and illustrates the profound importance of interest, curiosity, and intrinsic motivation for understanding why people do what they do."
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2006
Characteristics: viii, 263 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Other Standard Identifier: 9780195158557