Our latest preprint can be found here. This was work with Dr. Danielle Bassett and Dr. Perry Zurn.
We collected daily diary reports of curiosity everyday for 21-day in 167 participants. We show that greater variability in curiosity - more inconsistent levels of curiosity across the 21 days - is positively associated with depression and negatively associated with flourishing and life satisfaction. We also show that days of higher than usual curiosity are also days high in positive mood and physical activity and days low in depressed mood. The results highlight the importance of consistency in curiosity, above and beyond average levels of curiosity, for understanding well-being.
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