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Awe is the emotion we experience in the presence of something great or vast, and rich in information. When we experience awe, we're stunned by something and feel captivated by it. It is typically a positive experience.
Research shows that experiences of awe in nature can r...
People who tend to experience awe are rated as more humble by their friends, display more generous behaviour, and are more supportive toward others.
Awe leads people to present a more balanced account of their own strengths and weaknesses. When we experi...
When someone is asked to think or write about a spiritual experience, this act leads them to experience awe. Similarly, when experiences of awe are induced, people report more belief in the supernatural.
People who are more spiritually inclined tend to experience m...
Some psychologists and philosophers suggest that studying the roles of awe and the small self can help us better understand spirituality. Psychologist William James suggests that we can experience union with something larger than ourselves and, in that union, find our greatest peace....
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