1st Edition

Sensation Seeking Beyond the Optimal Level of Arousal

By Marvin Zuckerman Copyright 2015
    450 Pages
    by Psychology Press

    466 Pages
    by Psychology Press

    Originally published in 1979, this title represents a summary of 17 years of research centring around the Sensation Seeking Scale (SSS) and the theory from which the test was derived. Now an integral part of personality testing, including adaptations for use with children, this reissue is a chance to see where it all began.

    Preface  1. Introduction  2. Theoretical Background  3. Sensory Deprivation: A Testing Ground for Optimal Level Theory  4. Development of the Sensational Seeking Scales: A Historical Overview  5. Demographic Differences  6. The Relationships Between the SSS and Other Trait Measures  7. Risk-Taking Activities  8. Sensation, Perception and Cognition  9. Vocations, Vocational Interests, Values and Attitudes  10. Experience: Sex, Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking and Eating  11. Psychopathology  12. Biological Correlates of Sensation Seeking  13. A New Theory of Sensation Seeking.  Appendixes.  References.  Author Index.  Subject Index.


    Marvin Zuckerman