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The paper presenting validity and reliability information on the CEI was published at the Journal of Personality Assessment. Click here to download the manuscript.
Kashdan, T.B., Rose, P., & Fincham, F.D. (2004). Curiosity and exploration: Facilitating positive subjective experiences and personal growth opportunities. Journal of Personality Assessment, 82, 291-305.
Using the scale shown below, please respond to each of the following statements according to how you would usually describe yourself. There are no right or wrong answers.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Strongly Disagree Neither Agree Strongly Agree
_____ 1. I would describe myself as someone who actively seeks as much information as I can in a new situation.
_____ 2. When I am participating in an activity, I tend to get so involved that I lose track of time.
_____ 3. I frequently find myself looking for new opportunities to grow as a person (e.g., information, people,
_____ 4. I am not the type of person who probes deeply into new situations or things.
_____ 5. When I am actively interested in something, it takes a great deal to interrupt me.
_____ 6. My friends would describe me as someone who is “extremely intense” when in the middle of doing
_____ 7. Everywhere I go, I am out looking for new things or experiences.
Notes. Item 4 is reverse-scored before summing; to reduce potential subject error, we suggest that “not” be italicized. Items 1, 3, 4, and 7 refer to the Exploration subscale and items 2, 5, and 6 refer to the Absorption subscale.
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Todd B. Kashdan, Ph.D.
Paul Rose, Ph.D.
Frank D. Fincham, Ph.D.