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Litman, J. A. (2017). Message Recipient Psychological Characteristics: Incurious and curious motives to learn about Health Risks. In: R. Parrot (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Health and Risk Message Design and Processing. New York: Oxford University Press

Litman, J.A., Robinson, O.C., & Demetre, J.D. (2017). Intrapersonal curiosity: Inquisitiveness about the inner self. Self and Identity, 16, 231-250.

Robinson, O.C., Demetre, J., & Litman, J.A. (2017). Adult life stage and crisis as predictors of curiosity and authenticity: Testing inferences from Erikson’s lifespan theory. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 41, 426-431

Lauriola, M., Litman, J. A., Mussel, P., De Santis, R., Crowson, H.M., & Hoffman, R.R. (2015). Epistemic curiosity and self-regulation. Personality and Individual Differences, 83, 202-207.

Litman, J. A & Mussel, P. (2014). Cross cultural validity of the I/D epistemic curiosity model: Findings from three German samples [Abstract]. Personality and Individual Differences, 60, S8. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2013.07.172

Piotrowski, J.T., Litman, J.A., & Valkenburg, P. (2014). The measurement of epistemic curiosity in young children [Abstract]. Personality and Individual Differences, 60, S8. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2013.07.173.

Piotrowski, J.T., Litman, J.A., & Valkenburg, P. (2014). Measuring epistemic curiosity in young children. Infant and Child Development, 23, 542-533.

Han, C., Li, P., Warren, C., Feng, T., Litman, J., Li, H. (2013). Electrophysiological evidence for the importance of interpersonal curiosity. Brain Research, 15, 45-54.

Litman, J.A. & Mussel, P. (2013). Development and validation of German translations of interest- and deprivation-type epistemic curiosity scales. Journal of Individual Differences, 34, 59-68.

Richards, J.B., Litman, J. A., & Roberts D.H. (2013). Performance characteristics of measurement instruments of epistemic curiosity in third-year medical students. Medical Science Educator, 23, 355-363

Litman, J. A. (2012). Epistemic curiosity. Invited chapter in: S. Norbert (Ed.) Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning (pp. 1162-1165). New York: Springer-Verlag.

Litman, J. A. & Pezzo, M. V. (2012). Interpersonal curiosity. Invited chapter in: S. Norbert (Ed.) Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning (pp. 1634-1635). New York: Springer-Verlag.

Mussel, P., Spengler, M., Litman, J. A., & Schuler, H. (2012). Development and validation of the German work-related curiosity scale. European Journal of Psychological Assessment28, 109-117.

Pezzo, M.V. Litman, J. A., & Wilder, O. (2012). Planning. Invited chapter in: V.S. Ramachandran (Ed.) The Encyclopedia of Human Behavior, vol. 3, (pp. 119-125). Oxford: Academic Press.

Hoffman, R., Henderson, S., Moon, B., Moore, D.T., & Litman, J.A. (2011).
Reflections on reflective thinking: Reasoning difficulty in analytical activity. Invited paper for special issue on critical thinking. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, 12, 225-240.

Litman, J.A. (2010). Relationships between measures of I- and D-type curiosity, ambiguity tolerance, and need for closure: An initial test of the wanting-liking model of information-seeking. Personality and Individual Differences, 48, 397-402.

Litman, J.A., Crowson, H. M., & Kolinski, K. (2010). Validity of the interest- and deprivation-type epistemic curiosity distinction in non-students. Personality and Individual Differences, 49, 531–536.

Litman, J.A. & Lunsford, G.D. (2010). Incurious motives to seek information about potential threats. European Journal of Personality, 24, 1–17.

Litman, J.A. (2009). Curiosity and metacognition. Invited chapter in: C. B. Larson (Ed.) Metacognition: New Research Developments, pp. 105-116. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Litman, J. A., Huang, C., & Chang, H. (2009). The development of a Chinese version of the Attitudes Towards Gossip Scale. Journal of Psychology in Chinese Societies, 10, 131–150.

Litman, J. A., & Lunsford, G. D. (2009). Frequency of use and impact of coping strategies assessed by the COPE inventory and their relationships to post-event health and well-being. Journal of Health Psychology, 14, 1-10.

Litman, J.A. (2008). Interest and deprivation dimensions of epistemic curiosity. Personality and Individual Differences, 44, 1585–1595.

Litman, J.A. (2007). Curiosity as a feeling of interest and feeling of deprivation: The I/D model of curiosity. Invited chapter in: P. R. Zelick (Ed.) Issues in the Psychology of Motivation, pp. 149-156. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Litman, J.A. & Pezzo, M.V. (2007). Dimensionality of interpersonal curiosity. Personality and Individual Differences, 43, 1448–1459.

Litman, J.A. (2006). The COPE inventory: Dimensionality and relationships with approach- and avoidance-motives and positive and negative traits. Personality and Individual Differences,41, 273-284.

Litman, J.A. & Silvia, P. J. (2006). The latent structure of trait curiosity: Evidence for interest and deprivation curiosity dimensions. Journal of Personality Assessment, 86, 318-328.

Pezzo, M.V., Litman, J.A., & Pezzo, S. P. (2006). On the distinction between yuppies and hippies: Individual differences in prediction biases for planning future tasks.  Personality and Individual Differences, 41, 1359-1371.

Litman, J.A. (2005). Curiosity and the pleasures of learning: Wanting and liking new information. Cognition and Emotion, 19, 793-814.

Litman, J.A., Collins, R.P., & Spielberger, C.D. (2005). The measurement of sensory curiosity. Personality and Individual Differences, 39, 1123-1133.

Litman, J.A., Hutchins, T.L., & Russon, R.K. (2005). Epistemic curiosity, feeling-of-knowing, and exploratory behaviour. Cognition and Emotion, 19, 559-582.

Litman, J.A. & Pezzo, M.V. (2005). Individual differences in attitudes towards gossip. Personality and Individual Differences, 38, 963-180.

Collins, R.P., Litman, J.A., & Spielberger, C.D. (2004). The measurement of perceptual curiosity. Personality and Individual Differences, 36, 1127–1141.

Litman, J.A., & Jimerson, T.L. (2004). The measurement of curiosity as a feeling-of-deprivation. Journal of Personality Assessment, 82, 147-157.

Litman, J.A., & Spielberger, C.D.  (2003). Measuring epistemic curiosity and its diversive and specific components.  Journal of Personality Assessment, 80, 75-86.