Approaching awe, a moral, spiritual, and aesthetic emotion

@article{Keltner2003ApproachingAA,
  title={Approaching awe, a moral, spiritual, and aesthetic emotion},
  author={D. Keltner and J. Haidt},
  journal={Cognition and Emotion},
  year={2003},
  volume={17},
  pages={297 - 314}
}
  • D. Keltner, J. Haidt
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Cognition and Emotion
  • In this paper we present a prototype approach to awe. We suggest that two appraisals are central and are present in all clear cases of awe: perceived vastness, and a need for accommodation, defined as an inability to assimilate an experience into current mental structures. Five additional appraisals account for variation in the hedonic tone of awe experiences: threat, beauty, exceptional ability, virtue, and the supernatural. We derive this perspective from a review of what has been written… CONTINUE READING
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