Sensation Seeking and Risk Taking

  • Marvin Zuckerman
Part of the Emotions, Personality, and Psychotherapy book series (CISJ)


Zuckerman has pursued the conceptualization and measurement of sensation seeking with such success that it is beginning to take its place alongside such long-established concepts as introversion and extraversion. Zuckerman conceives sensation seeking as a motive that can be measured as both trait and state.


Sensation Seek Sensory Deprivation Risk Appraisal Reticular Activate System Average Evoke Response 
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  • Marvin Zuckerman
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  1. 1.University of DelawareNewarkUSA

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