sensation seeking

sensation seeking

a personality trait associated with a preference for high levels of sensory stimulation, often achieved by engaging in risk-taking behaviours and adopting non-conventional lifestyles.
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Zuckerman (1981) began to investigate sensation seeking (SS) in the early 1960's and the first instrument designed to measure it as an independent construct was the SSS (Sensation Seeking Scale, Zuckerman, Kolin, Price & Zoob, 1964), revised in successive versions (II, III and IV).
In this way, one could argue that sensation seeking individuals may have preference for movies which gives them stimulation and excitement, hence the choice of horror movies.
The most widely known research on adventure in the natural environment is Zuckerman's work on the personality trait he called sensation seeking, and it was Zuckerman (1994) who developed the Sensation Seeking Scale to measure this trait.
Behavioural expressions and biosocial bases of sensation seeking.
At 12 months, after adjustment for gestational age at birth, infants of authoritative parents had greater oral sensation seeking (P = .
The present study sought to determine whether sensation seeking would differentially predict measures of deception (concealing information) as indexed by behavioral (response time, accuracy) and autonomic (skin conductance level) markers in a sample of college students.
Sensation seeking is a biological-based psychological construct which describes the tendency for the regular seeking of sensations and stimulant, new and different activities as well as the willingness to the take risks (social, physical, economical) that this implies (Zuckerman, 1979, 1994).
McTernan, Love, and Rettinger (2014) argue that the personality factors of sensation seeking, impulsivity, and empathetic perspective (ability to perceive from others' standpoints) affect frequency of cheating involving competitiveness (e.
Mitchell and Bray (4) indicated that a rescue person may score low in neuroticism and openness to experience but high in extraversion, low openness to experience, high conscientiousness, high agreeableness, and sensation seeking.
Personality is an important predictor of various risk-taking behaviors and Sensation Seeking (SS) is one of the most studied factors in this area (Eysenck et al.
Among MSM, sensation seeking can act as a risk factor for HIV through high-risk behaviours such as having condomless intercourse.