Awe: A self-transcendent and sometimes transformative emotion

Alice Chirico, David B. Yaden

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Awe is a complex emotion arising from the perception of literal or figurative vastness. Several subjective components of awe have been identified, including feelings of connectedness and self-diminishment, making it a form of self-transcendent experience. Awe has also been linked to increased well-being and altruistic behavior. This chapter describes recent advances in the experimental literature on awe, reviews some methods of inducing this emotion in the lab, and discusses some theories regarding its functions.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteThe Function of Emotions: When and Why Emotions Help Us
EditorHeather C Lench
Numero di pagine13
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2018


  • Awe
  • Emotions


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