Book

New : understanding our need for novelty and change / Winifred Gallagher.

  • ISBN: 9781594203206
  • ISBN: 1594203202
  • Description: 259 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press,

Available copies

  • 4 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Danvers Adult Nonfiction BF 637 C4 G35 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 158/Gallagher (Text to phone) Available -
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 158/GALLAGHER (Text to phone) Available -
Winthrop Adult Nonfiction 158 Gal 2011 (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-246) and index.
Contents Note: Introduction: What's new? -- pt. 1: Neophilia and us. How we became who we are ; Surprise detector ; Approach, avoid, or maybe -- pt. 2: Neophilia and you. You meet new ; The alchemy of anticipation ; Novelty and nurture ; Culture, curiosity, and boredom ; The ever-new frontier -- pt. 3: Neophilia today. The really new age ; Novelty machines : for better and worse ; Caution ahead : silly, unfocused, and hooked? ; Navigating with neophilia.
Summary: Offers insight into the psychological drive to pursue new things, sharing advice for aficionados of new experiences on how to embrace today's dynamic and creative culture while living sensibly and satisfyingly.
Subject: Change (Psychology)
New and old > Psychological aspects.
Risk-taking (Psychology)