The Science of Curiosity

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Zachary Wojtowicz, George Loewenstein (2020). Curiosity and the economics of attention, Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 35, Pages 135-140, ISSN 2352-1546,

“Curiosity is an essential part of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL).”

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