Bibliography of theories of intrinsic motivation and curiosity


(Pierre-Yves Oudeyer) #1

Gottlieb, J., Oudeyer, P. Y., Lopes, M., & Baranes, A. (2013) Information-seeking, curiosity, and attention: computational and neural mechanisms, Trends in cognitive sciences, 17(11), 585-593.

Jirout, J. & Klahr, D. (2012) Children’s scientific curiosity: In search of an operational definition of an elusive concept. Developmental Review, Volume 32, Issue 2, June 2012, Pages 125-160

Oudeyer, P. Y., & Kaplan, F. (2007). What is intrinsic motivation? a typology of computational approaches. Frontiers in neurorobotics, 1, 6.

Litman, J.A. (2005). Curiosity and the pleasures of learning: Wanting and liking new information. Cognition and Emotion, 19, 793-814

Lowenstein, G. (1994) The psychology of curiosity: a review and reinterpretation. Psychol. Bull. 116, 75–98

Malone, T. & Lepper (1987). Making Learning Fun: A Taxonomy of Intrinsic Motivations for Learning. In Snow, R. & Farr, M. J. (Ed), Aptitude, Learning, and Instruction Volume 3: Conative and Affective Process Analyses. Hillsdale, NJ


Intrinsic motivation, free exploration and curiosity in humans and animals: a bibliography of articles with experimental results