A powerful search for ‘curiosity’ or its related topics at the online American Psychological Association PsycNET database will produce comparatively disappointing meagreness of the resource. This reﬂects our scanty knowledge in this ﬁeld though curiosity is widely recognized as one of the most important factors that contribute to motivation and effectiveness in education and scientiﬁc discovery. Lack of understanding in curiosity may be due partly to the limitation of research methodology and technology. This paper suggests using Google Trends as a tool for the study of curiosity and its measurement. The observation based on this tool discusses external stimuli, accessible resource, and surprisingness that are closely related to curiosity.
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