Inside the Minds of Thrill-Seekers

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Most of us crave new experiences. Maybe it's the 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 the physical or social risks. They may appear to have a death wish or an addiction to adrenaline rushes: But do they? Dr. Carter's book describes the world of the high sensation-seeking personality, exploring the history, lifestyle, psychology, and neuroscience behind adrenaline junkies and daredevils. It covers the role of high-sensation seeking in our culture and examines if it's a super power or a super problem.

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Kenneth Carter

Emory University

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