Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning

2012 Edition
| Editors: Norbert M. Seel

Intense Interests

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1428-6_2223

Intense interests involve a strong fascination with particular categories of objects, activities, or knowledge domains. Intense interests are similar to circumscribed and perseverative interests, though are less extreme. Intense interests are relatively long-lasting, are exhibited across different situations and contexts, and broaden over time. They are directed toward multiple objects/activities within a category of interest.


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