Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sensation Seeking

All I can keep thinking about from the last class was the bungee jumpers who hit the ground when they jumped and this notion of sensation seeking. It got me to thinking what in life thrills me and gives me this intense sensation feeling. Now I don't think I would ever be able to bungee jump especially with hitting the ground, but I also don't think that it has to be something so drastic in order to get a thrill out of it. Over the summer I went on vacation with my family and we took a tour and walked inside a cave. It was one of the most amazing and beautiful experiences I have ever had and it wasn't exactly something dangerous. Things like this are sensation seeking because it is something new and adventerous. After we took the tour in the cave we then went out onto the top of mountain and looked over all of Tennessee. Another thrill seeking adventure was white water rafting because again it was something new and adventerous in my opinion. I think that sensation seeking is something that varies from person to person based on how adventerous the person is and something that I believe is thrill seeking may not be thrill seeking to someone else. I think sensation seeking could also be a good stress reliever to those individuals in high stress positions, like us college kids for example.


  1. I definitely agree with the things said here. What one person considers sensation seeking is not going to be the same as the next. People don't have to agree on it, just as long as they enjoy it.

  2. I also agree that sensation seeking differs depending the person. Some people take it the extreme such as jumping off of bridges. But other just enjoy hiking or climbing through a cave.

  3. I agree everyone has there own definition about what they would call "thrill" seaking, so different things can give people the same feeling.