Awe Activates Religious and Spiritual Feelings and Behavioral Intentions

  title={Awe Activates Religious and Spiritual Feelings and Behavioral Intentions},
  author={Patty Van Cappellen and Vassilis Saroglou},
  journal={Psychology of Religion and Spirituality},
In two experiments, we investigated the role of awe in activating the association between religiosity/spirituality and related feelings and behavioral intentions. In Experiment 1, the induction of awe (through the recall of a relevant event), but not the induction of pride or a neutral condition, led religious and spiritual participants to endorse a spiritual (Tibet) but not a hedonistic (Haiti) travel destination. In Experiment 2, the induction (through relevant video clips) of (a) awe of… 

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