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Using Novelty in Learning

Articles on Novelty and Learning

Here are a few articles:

Barto, A., Mirolli, M., & Baldassarre, G. (2013). Novelty or surprise?Frontiers in psychology4, 907.

Beckmann, J. S., & Young, M. E. (2007). The feature positive effect in the face of variability: Novelty as a featureJournal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes33(1), 72–77.

Jaeger, A., Bourscheid, F., Santos, M. P. F., & Stein, L. M. (2017). Recognition of emotional words: Response time effects of novelty. Psychology & Neuroscience10(2), 167–175.

Malgady, R. G., & Barcher, P. R. (1977). Psychological scaling of essay creativity: Effects of productivity and novelty. Journal of Educational Psychology69(5), 512–518.

Novelty Speeds Up Learning Thanks to Dopamine Activation (2020) 

Why Weirdness Works:  Using Novelty to Create Better Learning Experiences.