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ERIC Number: EJ876768
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1325
Novelty Seeking in Adulthood: Increases Accompany Decline
Reio, Thomas G., Jr.; Choi, Namok
Journal of Genetic Psychology, v165 n2 p119-133 Jun 2004
Using stereotypes, researchers have predicted that novelty seeking declines in adulthood. Through this cross-sectional study, the authors revealed that only the external sensational type of novelty seeking declined, whereas the internal sensational and internal and external cognitive types remained stable or increased. A population of 233 adults (152 men, 81 women) completed the Novelty Experiencing Scale (P. H. Pearson, 1970). Correlational analyses revealed that older men sought novelty more frequently through cognition than did younger men and that older women were less likely than were younger women to seek novelty through their senses. Multivariate analysis of variance, 2 x 5 (Gender x Age), showed that cognitive novelty seeking increased significantly among participants younger than 50 years of age. Sensational novelty seeking was lower among women older than 40 years and among men older than 50 years. The analyses revealed no significant Gender x Age interactions. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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