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'''Neophilia''' is defined as a love of novelty and new things. A [[neophile]] is an individual who is unusually accepting of new things and excited by novelty.
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'''Neophilia''' is defined as a love of novelty and new things. A [[neophile]] is an individual who is unusually accepting of new things and excited by novelty. It can be specifically applied to the love of new foods.
   
The word has particular significance in Internet and [[hacker]] culture. ''The New Hacker's Dictionary'' gave the following definition to neophilia -
 
 
''The trait of being excited and pleased by novelty. Common among most hackers, SF fans, and members of several other connected leading-edge subcultures, including the pro-technology ‘Whole Earth’ wing of the ecology movement, space activists, many members of Mensa, and the Discordian/neo-pagan underground (see geek). All these groups overlap heavily and (where evidence is available) seem to share characteristic hacker tropisms for science fiction, music, and oriental food. The opposite tendency is [[neophobia]].''
 
   
 
===See also===
 
===See also===
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* [[Exophilia]], the sexual attraction to new, bizarre, or otherworldly things
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* [[Futurism]]
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* [[Neophobia]]
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* [[Neophile]]
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* [[Openmindedness]]
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* [[Open to experience]]
   
* [[futurism]]
 
* [[neophobia]]
 
* [[technolust]]
 
* [[neophile]]
 
* [[exophilia]], the sexual attraction to new, bizarre, or otherworldly things
 
   
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==References==
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*Reber, A.S & Reber, E.S. (2001). Dictionary of Psychology. London. Penguin.
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Neophilia is defined as a love of novelty and new things. A neophile is an individual who is unusually accepting of new things and excited by novelty. It can be specifically applied to the love of new foods.


See alsoEdit


ReferencesEdit

  • Reber, A.S & Reber, E.S. (2001). Dictionary of Psychology. London. Penguin.


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