Against the Grain

The Origins of Curiosity

Evidence shows that the more curious we are, the better we learn and the happier we feel.  And yet much of our schooling discourages curiosity and our curiosity shrinks with time, for complex reasons.  Developmental psychologist Susan Engel reflects upon what drives — and inhibits — curiosity.

Resources:

Susan Engel, The Hungry Mind: The Origins of Curiosity in Childhood Harvard University Press, 2015

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