Index – From Fear to Flow

Index

A

active information seeking, 63, 85, 88, 101, 105, 145
affective load, 94
aggression, 92
agreeableness:
collaboration, 71
definition, 70
ethics, 73
trust, 69, 71–2, 176

B

barrier to information, 33–4, 52, 87, 94–8, 131, 175
blunting, 139–41, 146–51
broad information seeking See explorative information seeking
broad scanning, 160–3

C

cognition, 75, 82, 88, 90, 94–6, 113–14
competitiveness, 73–4
conscientiousness:
achievement orientation, 41, 47, 49
definition, 39–40
effort, 39, 42–6
information sources, 39, 43, 46–8
perfectionism, 44, 89
systematic searching, 39–40, 45, 46
conservativeness, 34
barrier to information, 33, 52
confirmative information, 34
information avoidance, 34
problem-solving, 33
context, 4–5, 7–8, 11, 124, 153, 161, 165–7 See also situation
coping, 85, 87, 134, 141–4, 149
creativity, 15–24, 65, 83, 94, 110, 113 See also innovation new ideas
critical information evaluation, 21, 66, 69, 74, 96, 127
curiosity, 17, 19, 23, 27–31

D

decision-making, 24, 35, 50–1, 59, 63, 71–2, 101–3, 106, 129, 132, 136
deep diving, 160–3

E

easygoingness, 51–4
effort, 39, 42, 46, 106, 125, 176
lack of, 51–4, 76–7, 93, 95, 131, 162
emotional information interaction, 49, 75, 87, 93, 109–10, 112–15, 174 See also anxiety enjoyment flow threat
enjoyment, 17, 19, 23, 29–30, 49, 106, 110, 116–17, 119–20 See also flow
ethics, 45, 52, 73
explorative information seeking, 15, 17, 19–21, 23–4, 26, 62–4, 160–3, 176
extroversion:
active information seeking, 59, 62, 64, 176
definition, 55
pragmatism, 62
problem-solving, 55, 62–3
social information interaction, 55, 59–62

G

gender difference, 92
goal-oriented information seeking See purposeful information seeking

H

health information seeking, 23, 35, 51, 71, 86, 101–2, 125, 128, 134, 136–7, 144, 148–51

I

impatience, 52, 62, 69, 73–4, 92
impulsivity, 32–3, 40, 51–2, 58, 63
incidental information acquisition, 18, 25–7, 43, 63, 83, 115–16
indifference, 53, 73, 77, 79, 89
information avoidance, 34, 75, 143, 146–51, 154, 156–7, 160
information encountering See incidental information acquisition
information overload, 31, 94, 129, 146, 154
information searching, 120, 126, 130–1
information seeking:
active, 63, 85, 88, 101, 105, 145
explorative, 15, 17, 19–21, 23–4, 26, 62–4, 160–3, 176
frenetic, 85–9, 176
health, 23, 35, 51, 71, 86, 101–2, 125, 128, 134, 136–7, 144, 148–51
purposeful, 33, 36, 39, 41–3, 45, 49, 51, 85, 106, 138, 160–3
reflective, 65–6
style of, 159–63
information sources, 15, 18, 20, 43, 46, 48, 52, 59, 60–3, 66, 72, 117, 162–3
innovation, 19–20 See also creativity new ideas
interest See motivation
internet, 18, 20, 65, 67, 85, 95–6, 105–6, 121, 126, 128, 140
introversion, 65

L

library anxiety, 96–9, 130–1
locus of control, 133–8

M

monitoring, 90, 139–45
definition, 139–40
mood, 82–4, 90, 95, 110–16
motivation, 22–3, 28, 46–7, 61, 110, 116–17, 162
lack of, 53, 97–8, 137, 162
Myers-Briggs, 21, 50, 60

N

need for cognition, 105–7
negative affectivity:
barrier to information, 75–6, 87, 94–8, 100, 131
definition, 77
frenetic information seeking, 85–9, 176
information avoidance, 75, 91
rumination, 87–8, 90, 101
new ideas, 17–19, 23–4, 46, 64, 127

O

openness to experience:
critical information evaluation, 21
curiosity, 28–30
definition, 15–16
exploration, 15, 17–19, 23
incidental information acquisition, 18, 25–7, 43
innovation, 19–20
new ideas, 17–19, 23–4, 46
optimism, 113, 116, 154 See also pessimism

P

perception, 80–3, 115
persistence See effort
personality:
change, 9–10
character as a whole, 4–5, 11, 79, 173
definition, 7
development, 9–10
evolution, 8, 81
genetics, 10–12
socio-cognitive theory, 123–4
stability, 8
structure, 7 See also five-factor model traits
pessimism, 80, 93, 144 See also optimism
plagiarism, 45, 52–3, 73
positive psychology, 1, 28
problem-solving, 33, 43, 45, 62, 105, 125
purposeful information seeking, 33, 36, 39, 41–3, 45, 49, 51, 85, 106, 138, 160–3

R

reflective information seeking, 65–6
relevance judgment, 74, 101–3, 127, 135–6
risk-taking, 25, 32–3
rumination, 87–8, 90, 101, 143

S

self-confidence, 123–30
sense of coherence, 138
situation, 4–5, 7, 10–11, 125–6, 141, 154, 165–7, 173 See also context
strength, 168–72
stress, 94–8, 114, 131, 136, 143, 149 See also anxiety
students, 22, 45, 52–3, 59, 94, 96–7, 127, 135, 137
systematic information seeking See purposeful information seeking

T

threat, 75, 80–2, 84–5, 88, 91, 114, 133, 139–40, 142–4, 146–7 See also anxiety
traits:
definition, 9
trait-state interaction, 9, 84, 93, 95, 109, 113, 145
trait theory, 8–9, 11

U

uncertainty, 25, 30, 32, 87, 96, 117–19, 131, 136, 147, 151, 153–8

V

visual preference, 65, 67, 106

W

wide information seeking See explorative information seeking
work context, 22, 41, 46–8, 94, 100, 129–130, 135

Y

Yerkes-Dodson law, 97–8