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Most of us crave new experiences and sensations. Whether it's our attraction to that new burger place or the latest gadget, newness tugs at us. But what about those who can't seem to get enough? They jump out of planes, climb skyscrapers, and will eat anything (even poisonous pufferfish) … Prompting others to ask 'what's wrong' with them. These are high sensation-seekers and they crave intense experiences, despite physical, or social risk. They don't have a death wish, but seemingly a need for an adrenaline rush, no matter what. Buzz! describes the world of the high sensation-seeking personality in a way that we can all understand. It explores the lifestyle, psychology, and neuroscience behind adrenaline junkies and daredevils. This tendency, or compulsion, has a role in our culture. But where is the line between healthy and unhealthy thrill-seeking? The minds of these adventurers are explained page by page.Read more
- Explains the neuroscience and psychology of a high sensation-seeking personality
- Helps thrill-seekers to understand themselves and explains their behavior to the average and low sensation-seekers around them
- Describes the development of psychological research on thrill-seeking
- Includes interviews with thrill-seekers and a questionnaire to determine if you are a high/medium/low sensation-seeker
Reviews & endorsements
'Our team worked closely with Kenneth Carter on a science exhibition about the motivations of extreme sports athletes. He has an amazing ability to clearly communicate the psychology of sensation-seekers through personal stories that dispel myths and stereotypes. Discover your own sensation-seeking traits and come away inspired to pursue personal goals with enthusiasm and purpose!' Science North, CanadaSee more reviews
'An engaging and informative romp through the fascinating world of thrill-seekers and risk-takers. Kenneth Carter does a skilful job of weaving scientific research with real-life examples, making the topic come alive for readers.' Scott O. Lilienfeld, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor, Emory University, Atlanta
'Kenneth Carter brilliantly and seamlessly weaves together neuroscientific research with an extraordinary assortment of humorous, enlightening, and jaw-dropping anecdotes. He takes us on a fascinating journey; exploring the brain chemistry, cognitions, myriad behaviors, and relationships of thrill-seekers. Fasten your seatbelts - it’s an amazing ride and a terrific book!' Lisa Ferentz, The Ferentz Institute and author of Treating Self-destructive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors: A Clinician’s Guide
'Part of what makes Buzz! such an engaging read is that it brilliantly balances the extreme with the mundane, couching amazing acts of risk-taking with science that applies to all of us.' The San Francisco Book Review
‘With writing that is accessible and approachable, Buzz! is an enjoyable overview of distinctive psychological personality traits and characteristics and an in-depth look at the motivation for risk-taking, flow, and HSS personalities.’ Curt Davidson, Journal of Experiential Education
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- Date Published: October 2019
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781108738101
- length: 242 pages
- dimensions: 228 x 152 x 15 mm
- weight: 0.37kg
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
1. What is sensation-seeking
2. Born to be wild
3. Faster, hotter, louder: the everyday life of a high sensation-seeker
4. Lights, camera, action: sports and adventure in high sensation-seeking
5. What about your friends: the relationships of high sensation-seekers
6. All in a day's work
7. The dark side of high sensation-seeking
8. Super power or super problem
In his new book, Buzz!, Dr. Kenneth Carter goes inside the minds of daredevils and adrenaline junkies to see what makes them seek out potentially dangerous activities. In a series of interviews, Dr. Carter speaks with a selection of these thrill-seekers on why they do it.
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