novelty-seeking behavior

A behavioural pattern typical of persons who engage in high-risk and extreme sports or who abuse drugs

novelty-seeking behavior

Psychology A behavioral pattern which may be typical of persons who engage in high-risk and extreme sports or who abuse drugs. See Extreme sports, High-sensation seeking trait.
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The study was based on the assumption that pornography consumption bears resemblance with reward-seeking behavior, novelty-seeking behavior and addictive behavior, hypothesizing its alterations of the frontostriatal network in frequent users.
ADHD is characterized primarily by impulsivity, risk taking, and novelty-seeking behavior.
People are trying to understand what is the basis of novelty-seeking behavior in humans and in animals," who Robinson, who also is affiliated with the Neuroscience Program at Illinois.
The dopaminergic system is particularly important for the expression of novelty-seeking behavior (Bardo et al.
Strong novelty-seeking behavior is one of a number of traits that have been linked to early initiation of alcohol and other drug use (Baumrind 1987).
They looked first at a group of 193 men who were deemed ``normal'' by psychiatric evaluation, and whose degree of novelty-seeking behavior had been determined through a personality questionnaire, as it had been in the previous studies.
A version of the D4 dopamine receptor gene, or D4DR, cited as a key factor in producing novelty-seeking behavior (SN: 1/6/96, p.
One human gene that personality researchers have focused on is called DRD4, which encodes a dopamine receptor and is thought to play a role in exploration and novelty-seeking behavior.
The longer gene may endow a person with receptors that respond to dopamine by promoting novelty-seeking behavior, Ebstein and his colleagues theorize.
HONOLULU -- People who engage in novelty-seeking behavior or activities that involve the integration of ideas appear to have a decreased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, Thomas Fritsch, Ph.
These consist of novelty-seeking behavior, harm avoidance, and dependence on rewards.
We found that animals that have less interest in food are more interested in novelty-seeking behaviors and drugs like cocaine," said Horvath.