Originally published in 1979, this title represents a summary of 17 years of research centring around the Sensation Seeking Scale (SSS) and the theory from which the test was derived. Now an integral part of personality testing, including adaptations for use with children, this reissue is a chance to see where it all began.

chapter 1|11 pages


chapter 2|45 pages

Theoretical Background

chapter 5|14 pages

Demographic Differences

chapter 7|35 pages

Risk-Taking Activities

chapter 8|33 pages

Sensation, Perception, and Cognition

chapter 11|14 pages


chapter 12|42 pages

Biological Correlates of Sensation Seeking

chapter 13|24 pages

A New Theory of Sensation Seeking