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Resources to help you stay curious.


Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on It
Ian Leslie
Drawing on research from psychology, sociology, and business, Curious looks at what feeds true curiosity and what starves it.
Why?: What Makes Us Curious
Mario Livio
Mario Livio investigates curiosity as he explores our innate desire to know why, by interviewing scientists in several fields to explore the nature of curiosity.
Curious?: Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life
Todd B. Kashdan
A book about what curiosity is, and how being a 'curious explorer' can improve relationships, health, and increase creativity and productivity. My favorite chapters: 4, 5.


What Are the Five Dimensions of Curiosity?
Todd B. Kashdan, author of the Curious? book above introduces an updated model to understand and measure curiosity. Read about The Five-Dimensional Curiosity Scale, and the Curiosity and Exploration Inventory-II. The article contains links to his detailed research papers.
5 Ways to Cultivate Curiosity and Courage in the Workplace
Research shows that curiosity is lagging in American workplaces, and by reversing some common managerial mistakes, leaders can unleash the problem-solving, possibility-creating power of curious people.
Designing for Curiosity
Using a 5-dimensional Curiosity Matrix to better understand user motivations and behaviors.
Curious About Curiosity? Professor Studies How Children Learn
An interview with Jamie Jirout, assistant professor in the University of Virginia's School of Education and Human Development, about her study of curiosity.

Media & Interactive

Quiz: How Curious Are You?
A 5-minute interactive quiz to find out your curiosity profile.
State of Curiosity 2018
A report on a global study on curiosity’s role in the workplace.
Choose To Be Curious
An award-winning radio program about curiosity, featuring conversations about how curiosity shows up in work in life. Recordings on this website.