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  Curiosity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In essence, "curiosity" is a term that describes an unknown number of behavioural and psychological mechanisms, which have the effect of impelling beings to seek information and interaction with their natural environment and with other beings in their vicinity.
Curiosity is most a natural instinct given by God; curiousity confers a survival advantage to certain species, and can be found in their genomes (see Behavioural genetics).
Curiosity is common to human beings at all ages; from infancy to old age, and is easy to observe in many other animal species.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Curiosity   (471 words)

 Curiosity Killed the Cat: Curiosity and Advertising
Curiosity is a difficult appeal to use in advertising, which is why it ranks only eighth in effectiveness.
Curiosity, the eighth appeal, is a difficult one for advertising to use.
Curiosity is a vital part of self-preservation, sex and greed, but it is, for most animals, a search for an immediate answer to an immediate need.
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~taflinge/curious.html   (2226 words)

 21st Century Skills
Curiosity is the desire to know or the spark of interest that leads to inquiry.
Curiosity fuels lifelong learning as it contributes to the quality of life and to the intellectual capital of the country.
Curiosity can fuel lifelong learning as it contributes to quality of life and to the intellectual capital of the country.
www.ncrel.org /engauge/skills/invent3.htm   (557 words)

 Curiosity and Exploration
Before 1950 curiosity was seen in the light of its social function, for example: the eagerness or greed to get to know something new for the sake of newness, and in early psychological literature the term curiosity had a negative connotation.
Blarer proposed curiosity to be intrinsic to the individuals perceptions and world experiences and thus Blarer is the basis for the intrinsic motivation viewpoint in curiosity theory.
Curiosity, exploration, motivation and drive are defined, described, explained and operationally defined in terms of one another, and thus become embedded and intertwined.
www.csun.edu /~vcpsy00h/students/explore.htm   (1959 words)

 Curiosity as a Moral Virtue   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Insofar as curiosity contributes to caring, it is likely to have social benefits, but since caring and close relationships are reasonably considered components of a well-lived life, curiosity has moral value for a person even apart from its contribution to the welfare of others.
Curiosity and attentiveness may be virtues that contribute to different conceptions of living well, or each may be more appropriate for different kinds of encounters with the world.
Curiosity can be a vice when it has inappropriate objects, and there are at least two ways that an object can be inappropriate, which roughly correlate with the notions of idle and morbid curiosity.
www.umd.umich.edu /casl/hum/phil/curiosity.htm   (7162 words)

 famous Curiosity quotes -ThinkExist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
It is nothing short of a miracle that modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry.
Curiosity killed the cat, but for a while I was a suspect.
It is in fact nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry.
www.thinkexist.com /English/Topic/x/Topic_215_1.htm   (219 words)

 Curiosity and Exploration
Curiosity in general is identified as a positive trait, that predicts adjustment and success.
Curiosity declines with age (correlation is about -.267), because there is less uncertainty in the adult's world that needs to be understood.
Keller (1987) found that "...anxiety or fear are manifested in withdrawal or avoidance behavior; by contrast, curiosity or exploration are indicated by the occurrence of approach behavior." In a case study of Paulette, by Alice Colonna (1996) she too noticed the lack of curiosity/self-esteem link.
www.csun.edu /~vcpsy00h/students/curious.htm   (2703 words)

 ERIC Digest: Curiosity and Instructional Design
Curiosity is a heightened state of interest resulting in exploration and its importance in motivating scholarship cannot be ignored.
Curiosity is also a critical component of creativity and fostering curiosity and creativity in today's learners is a challenge faced by educators and instructional designers alike.
Curiosity can be viewed as both a stable personality feature (trait) and as a condition that can be manipulated (state).
www.marilynarnone.com /eric_digest_curiosity.htm   (1260 words)

 For the Record: The stewardship of curiosity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Curiosity also helps us see past what the poet Donald Hall describes as "the thin, bare, accelerated moment" that so fascinates and preoccupies American culture, a typically a-historical approach that leaves us all too often with the dreary choice between deadly traditionalism or foolish and vain novelty.
A curiosity disciplined by method, ordered by a sacramental vision, and tempered and humbled by a healthy awareness of sin, is foundational to a church seeking to be faithful to God?s mission to a world overwhelmed by abuse and demoralized—literally de-moralized—by ennui.
Such a curiosity is crucial not only to God?s mission in the world as we understand it, but is essential for a church seeking to live gently not only with the creation, but with its many different creatures as well.
www.ucc.org /news/record/curiosity.htm   (2690 words)

In the case of the job applicant the knock was unanswered-just as it often is in the counseling office, at the dinner table, in the church sanctuary.
Curiosity flourishes when presence is seen as a gift that bridges the gap created by loneliness; but it dies when placed on the cold hearth of self-protection.
The lack of curiosity I received from my travel companions was very much like the lack of curiosity that at times I have demonstrated toward my wife when she has knocked on the door of my soul.
www.leaderu.com /marshill/mhr03/curio1.html   (2640 words)

 Curiosity Quotes & Quotations compiled by GIGA
Curiosity is a kernel of the forbidden fruit, which still sticketh in the throat of a natural man;, sometimes to the danger of his choking.
Curiosity is one of the forms of feminine bravery.
Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.
www.giga-usa.com /quotes/topics/curiosity_t002.htm   (582 words)

Curiosity, who vanished in the carnage of World War I when an aged mare, was an American-bred filly whose name is woven into the fabric of U.S. and South American pedigrees through her only two American foals, Novelty and Wonder.
Curiosity was bred by James R. Keene and foaled in 1903 at Keene's famed Castleton Stud near Lexington, Kentucky.
The fate of Curiosity after she was last seen carrying her rider in the French war zone will forever remain a mystery.
www.tbheritage.com /Portraits/Curiosity.html   (1963 words)

 Curiosity Quotes
Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only the cat died nobly.
Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts; for if you let it pass, the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance.
Curiosity is as much the parent of attention, as attention is of memory.
www.worldofquotes.com /topic/Curiosity/1   (452 words)

 famous Curiosity quotes -ThinkExist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
Curiosity is a willing, a proud, an eager confession of ignorance.
Creatures whose mainspring is curiosity enjoy the accumulating of facts far more than the pausing at times to reflect on those facts.
www.thinkexist.com /English/Topic/x/Topic_215_2.htm   (101 words)

 Microcosms - Cabinets Of Curiosity
Curiosity Cabinets, containing hundreds or even thousands of specimens, proved ideal sites for the comparative analysis of specimens that forms the basis of most modern humanities and sciences, such as biology, chemistry, geology, anthropology, and history.
The Curiosity Cabinet is the precursor of the museum and, like the museum, performed an educational function, facilitating the accumulation and dissemination of knowledge and encouraging both theoretical and practical applications.
Unlike the modern museum, however, the Curiosity Cabinet was not intended for a public audience; knowledge was power, and thus was the private preserve of an elite few.
microcosms.ihc.ucsb.edu /essays/002.html   (474 words)

 Mister Rogers' Neighborhood . Parents & Teachers . Curiosity | PBS Kids
Mister Rogers encourages curiosity by helping children get to know people far beyond their own neighborhood, who are creating and doing wondrous and wonderful things.
During the week, he piques viewer's curiosity on visits to the Edible Schoolyard in California where children grow and prepare their own food, and when he joins neighbors from "Music for Homemade Instruments" who invent curious sounds with boxes, rubber bands and cans.
Curiosity grows out of children's love affair with the world, and it's one of the...
pbskids.org /rogers/parentsteachers/theme/1751.html   (341 words)

 Quoteland :: Quotations by Topic
If we do tire of it, if we lose our curiosity, we have lost something of infinite value, because to a high degree it is curiosity that gives meaning and savour to life.
One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvellous structure of reality.
Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.
www.quoteland.com /topic.asp?CATEGORY_ID=41   (263 words)

 curiosity - definition by dict.die.net
curiosity n 1: a state in which you want to learn more about something [syn: wonder] 2: something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting [syn: curio, oddity, oddment, peculiarity, rarity]
There hath been practiced also a curiosity, to set a tree upon the north side of a wall, and, at a little hieght, to draw it through the wall, etc. --Bacon.
The desire to know whether or not a woman is cursed with curiosity is one of the most active and insatiable passions of the masculine soul.
dict.die.net /curiosity   (169 words)

 CURIOSITY: A Source of Life by Irving Lazar, Ph.D.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
CURIOSITY: A Source of Life by Irving Lazar, Ph.D. Curiosity is an endearing, frustrating and sometimes exasperating characteristic of all of our favorite mammals - kittens and otters, puppies and baby chimps, and, most of all, human children.
Curiosity leads them to learn about the world and its limits, to find what's fun and what hurts, to test their skills and develop new ones.
Our willingness to encourage and reward children's curiosity provides them opportunities to question, to explore and discover is the best measure of our desire for a better life for them, and for their children.
www.kidsfirst.org /kidsfirst/html/info/curious.htm   (458 words)

 Common-place: Curiosity and Cure   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
In his museum, where Barnum would display all kinds of curiosities alongside natural history exhibits and temperance dramas, the educational and moral were always invoked to contain the prurience and profitability of the curiosity.
In these dime museums, curiosity and cure were wedded: those customers who might be susceptible to the sexual come-ons of an anatomical museum might also be in need of a cure for an unmentionable itch and feel guilty enough to buy an antimasturbation tract.
Surprise and curiosity were reactions attendant but not central to the paintings’ purported purpose, and it is fitting that they continue to occupy a kind of limbo, objects of medical and cultural curiosity, paintings of historical but not exactly aesthetic interest.
www.common-place.org /vol-04/no-02/rachman   (3173 words)

 Wire Fox Terrier Author
Curiosity reflects his diverse interests in the Underground Railroad, old British sports cars, and numismatics...as well as his love of a certain little terrier.
You have to tell Jerry he has my curiosity up about old farm houses that were part of the Underground Railroad I could just picture myself going down in the little room and exploring the tunnel and the crawl space behind the Brown's fireplace.
Curiosity’s Irene talks about how some of her ancestors had come as slaves from Africa to Suriname.
www.wirehairfoxterrier.com /resources/wunsch.htm   (1380 words)

 Re: Curiosity
I've also seen claims that the full version of the proverb is "curiosity killed the cat, and satisfaction brought it back".
CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT - Anyone who has cats knows they tend to poke their feline noses everywhere.
The adaptation, 'Curiosity can do more things than kill a cat,' was recorded in O. Henry's short story 'Schools and Schools' (1909), and the exact wording of the proverb appeared later in Eugene O'Neill's 'Diff'rent' (1922).
www.phrases.org.uk /bulletin_board/17/messages/1083.html   (361 words)

 Daily Celebrations ~ Smiley Blanton, A Sense of Curiosity ~ April 4 ~ Ideas to motivate, educate, and inspire
But curiosity is a wonderful thing and has served me well.
"Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning," observed the wise educator William Arthur Ward.
And added the remarkable Samuel Johnson, "Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect."
www.dailycelebrations.com /040401.htm   (232 words)

 Curiosity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Curiosity is always there, a certain attitude or movement that we’re capable of at any time.
Another quality, which usually accompanies the love of truth, that of curiosity, is required for purification of the ego.
The curiosity brings in a lighthearted playfulness, an ease and a flow, a purposeless engagement in life.
www.ahalmaas.com /glossary/c/curiosity.htm   (427 words)

 Graduate School of Coaching | Class #06 Navigates Via Curiosity
Curiosity is a place of not knowing yet, and not being results-oriented.
When you are navigating via curiosity, it is a blend of the topic becoming the center of attention, and the client being so important that you are eager to know more about them.
If you let curiosity be your guide and then ask your client what they got out of the session, you might be surprised to hear they felt it was the most valuable session to date.
www.coachville.com /profprof/15prof6.html   (1386 words)

 Curiosity Killed the Cat - Biography - AOL Music
Curiosity Killed the Cat was formed in 1984 by Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot (vocals), Julian Godfrey Brookhouse (guitar), Nicholas Bernard Throp (bass), Michael Drummond (drums), and Toby Anderson (keyboards).
They recorded a track entitled ?Curiosity Killed the Cat" which caught the interest of businessman Peter Rosengard, who eventually renamed the band after their song and became their manager.
In 1985, Curiosity Killed the Cat was signed to Phonogram, and the group began making their first LP.
music.aol.com /artist/curiosity-killed-the-cat/4005/biography?...   (440 words)

The short film "Curiosity" is the inspirational brain child and basis for the feature length film of the same title now in development.
"Curiosity" marks Filmingk's endeavor into the thriller genre and is based on a true-life walk taken by director/co-writer Scott Peehl thru NYC's East Village.
Director Scott Peehl explains, "Curiosity was inspired by my own experience of finding a DVD stuck on an East Village crosswalk sign.
www.filmingk.com /developments_curiosity.html   (255 words)

 Curiosity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Curiosity also is reputed to have killed the cat, in the cautionary reprimand that is often leveled at naturally curious children.
Questions are the route to satisfying curiosity, as all children (and parents!) know.
Curiosity is the drive that leads us to exploration and ultimate understanding of something new.
changingminds.org /explanations/needs/curiosity.htm   (152 words)

 Curiosity Valentine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Start the Curiosity Valentine article or add a request for it.
Look for "Curiosity Valentine" in Wiktionary, our sister dictionary project.
Look for "Curiosity Valentine" in the Wikimedia Commons, our repository for free images, music, sound, and video.
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