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The Science of Interest

Editors: O'Keefe, Paul A., Harackiewicz, Judith M. (Eds.)

  • Covers perspectives on interest ranging from curiosity and situational interest to passion and obsession from key scholars in the field
  • Integrates the science of interest with the neighboring fields of learning and motivation
  • Addresses how interest can be promoted from a clinical and education standpoint
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About this book

This exceptional volume analyzes the intricate roles interest plays in cognition, motivation and learning, and daily living, with a special focus on its development and maintenance across life domains. Leading experts discuss a spectrum of interest ranging from curiosity to obsession, and trace its functions in goal-setting, decision-making, self-regulation, and performance. New research refines the current knowledge on student interest in educational settings and the social contexts of interest, with insights into why interest levels change during engagement and in the long run. From these findings, contributors address ways to foster and nurture interest in the therapy room and the classroom, for optimum benefits throughout life.

Among the topics covered:

·         Embedding interest within self-regulation.

·         Knowledge acquisition at the intersection of situational and individual interest.

·         The role of interest in motivation and engagement.

·         The two faces of passion.

·         Creative geniuses, polymaths, child prodigies, and autistic savants.

·         The promotion and development of interest.

A robust guide to a fascinating area of study, The Science of Interest synthesizes the field’s current knowledge of interest and indicates future directions. Its chapters contribute depth and rigor to this growing area of research, and will enhance the work of researchers in education, psychologists, social scientists, and public policymakers. 

About the authors

Paul A.  O Keefe is a social psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychology at Yale-NUS College. He conducts research pertaining to goal pursuit with particular attention to motivational factors, such as interest, implicit self-theories, and self-regulation. He was a Spencer Fellow at Duke University and recipient of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Postdoctoral Fellowship (funded by NIH), a position he held at Stanford University. 

Judith Harackiewicz is Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin­ Madison. She received a Spencer Fellowship from the National Academy of Education, and two major teaching awards: the University of Wisconsin Madison Chancellor s Award for Distinguished Teaching, and the Alliant Energy Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award for the University of Wisconsin System. She is a former editor of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Interest: Knowns, Unknowns, and Basic Processes

    Ainley, Mary

    Pages 3-24

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  • The Dynamic Nature of Interest: Embedding Interest Within Self-Regulation

    Thoman, Dustin B. (et al.)

    Pages 27-47

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  • The Multifaceted Role of Interest in Motivation and Engagement

    O’Keefe, Paul A. (et al.)

    Pages 49-67

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  • The Role of Interest in Learning: Knowledge Acquisition at the Intersection of Situational and Individual Interest

    Rotgans, Jerome I. (et al.)

    Pages 69-93

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  • Curiosity

    Silvia, Paul J.

    Pages 97-107

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Buy this book

eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-55509-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-55507-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Science of Interest
Editors
  • Paul A. O'Keefe
  • Judith M. Harackiewicz
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55509-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55509-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55507-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 232
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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