It’s Awe-Fully Familiar: The Effect of Awe on Familiarity with Virtual Reality
Senior Project Advisor
Dr. Christie Scollon
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.
2/28/23 Notice of alteration: This journal link replaces the same paper originally submitted for CEDAR, now published by Frontiers Journal of Popular Psychology.
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. 634.
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