Sensation Seeking

Buzz! Inside the Minds of Thrill-Seekers, Daredevils, and Adrenaline Junkies

YouTube is filled with video clips of “ordinary” people doing extraordinarily risky stunts for the sheer thrill of it. These modern-day daredevils are in search of a buzz that makes them feel more alive. From the clearly outrageous antics shown on the Jackass television series and movies, to the urge we all have for complex and exciting experiences, sensation seeking is a personality trait that can result in either harmless fun or potentially serious trouble.