Senior Project Advisor

Christie Scollon

Document Type

Project

Publication Date

Spring 2022

Keywords

awe, familiarity, positive psychology

Abstract

This is a research paper describing a psychology study that was conducted to determine if familiarity has an effect on awe. Using virtual reality to experimentally elicit awe, we found that there was a statistically significant difference in the intensity of awe experienced. When the image was familiar, participants experienced greater awe than when it was unfamiliar.

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

Awe--Psychological aspects; Virtual reality--Psychological aspects

Genre/Form

demography; essays

Type

Text

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

Included in

Psychology Commons

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