The Science of Interest [electronic resource] / edited by Paul A. O'Keefe, Judith M. Harackiewicz
- Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2017.
- Physical Description:
- XVI, 232 pages 11 illustrations, 3 illustrations in color : online resource
- Additional Creators:
- O'Keefe, Paul A., Harackiewicz, Judith M., and SpringerLink (Online service)
- Foreword: by Carol S. Dweck -- Preface: Toward a Science of Interest by Paul A. O’Keefe and Judith M. Harackiewicz -- Part I: Theories and Perspectives Perspectives -- Chapter 1: Interest: Knowns, Unknowns, and Basic Processes by Mary Ainely -- Part II: The Functions of Interest Self-Regulation -- Chapter 2: The Dynamic Nature of Interest: Embedding Interest within Self-Regulation by Dustin B. Thoman, Carol Sansone, and Danielle Geerling -- Motivation Chapter 3: Interest and Engagement by Paul A. O’Keefe -- Learning Chapter 4: The Role of Interest in Learning: Knowledge Acquisition at the Intersection of Situational and Individual Interest by Jerome I. Rotgans and Henk G. Schmidt -- Part III: The Interest Spectrum Curiosity Chapter 5: Curiosity by Paul J. Silvia -- Situational Interest Chapter 6: Situational interest: A proposal to enhance conceptual clarity by Maximilian Knogler -- Individual Interest Chapter 7: The Power Within: How Individual Interest Promotes Domain-Relevant Task Engagement by Amanda M. Durik, Meghan Huntoon Lindeman, and Sarah L. Coley -- Passion Chapter 8: On the Two Faces of Passion: The Harmonious and the Obsessive by Robert J. Vallerand -- Obsession -- Chapter 9: Creative Geniuses, Polymaths, Child Prodigies, and Autistic Savants:The Ambivalent Function of Interests and Obsessions by Dean Keith Simonton -- Part IV: The Promotion and Development of Interest Promotion and Development Chapter 10: The Promotion and Development of Interest: The Importance of Perceived Values by Chris S. Hulleman, Dustin B. Thoman, Anna-Lena Dicke, and Judith M. Harackiewicz -- Social Processes Chapter 11: How the Subjective Relationship between the Self, Others, and a Task Drives Interest by Allison Master, Luke P. Butler, and Gregory M. Walton -- Chapter 12: Epilogue:by Judith M. Harackiewicz and Paul A. O’Keefe.
- 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. .
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