Monday, April 26, 2010
Novelty Seekers are Emotion and Reward Seekers
Not surprisingly, novelty seeking has been associated with the dopaminergic system and ADHD.
When we see kids with a strong novelty-seeking personality, it's interesting to watch them explore our waiting area. They always seem to find the most interesting things in the room right away - it definitely can be a strength in the right situation, but not surprisingly it's a poor fit with non-entertaining, non-salient teachers. What these kids often need is time to explore, an animated teacher, and lessons that whet the interest - What's unexpected, what's extreme, what's funny.
If a novelty-seeking student has no problems learning from a teacher who teaches with a high salience approach, is it a disease?
fMRI of Novelty Thinking Personalities pdf CY6F2JXE9YXF