Curiosity and Exploration Inventory (CEI-II)

Subgroup Size

Entire group


5 minutes

External Cost



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.


A Qualtrics version of this assessment added by Prof. Ashima Krishna, College of Liberal Arts, Purdue University

This assessment measures: 1. Two dimensions of curiosity: appetite for novelty, and "absorbtion," e.g. the desire to want to "dig deeper" and learn more about a topic, person, activity, etc.