The Five Dimensions of Curiosity

  • Psychologists have compiled a large body of research on the many benefits of curiosity.
  • It enhances intelligence: In one study, highly curious children aged three to eleven improved their intelligence test scores by twelve points more than their least-curious counterparts did.
  • It increases perseverance, or grit: Merely describing a day when you felt curious has been shown to boost mental and physical energy by 20 percent more than recounting a time of profound happiness. And,
  • Curiosity propels us toward de.....
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