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awe, familiarity, positive psychology
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.
Ochadleus, Cassidy; Kirby, Charissa; and Scollon, Christie, "It’s Awe-Fully Familiar: The Effect of Awe on Familiarity with Virtual Reality" (2022). WWU Honors College Senior Projects. 614.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Awe--Psychological aspects; Virtual reality--Psychological aspects
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