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Gallagher, Winifred
New : understanding our need for novelty and change / Winifred Gallagher
Alternate Title Understanding our need for novelty and change
New York : Penguin Press, 2012, c2011
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 3rd Floor  BF637.C4 G35 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Change (Psychology)
New and old -- Psychological aspects
Risk-taking (Psychology)
Physical Description 259 p. ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-246) and index
Contents Introduction: What's new? -- pt. 1: Neophilia and us. How we became who we are ; Surprise detector ; Approach, avoid, or maybe -- pt. 2: Neophilia and you. You meet new ; The alchemy of anticipation ; Novelty and nurture ; Culture, curiosity, and boredom ; The ever-new frontier -- pt. 3: Neophilia today. The really new age ; Novelty machines : for better and worse ; Caution ahead : silly, unfocused, and hooked? ; Navigating with neophilia
Summary Offers insight into the psychological drive to pursue new things, sharing advice for aficionados of new experiences on how to embrace today's dynamic and creative culture while living sensibly and satisfyingly

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