Awe in Nature Heals: Evidence From Military Veterans, At-Risk Youth, and College Students

  title={Awe in Nature Heals: Evidence From Military Veterans, At-Risk Youth, and College Students},
  author={Craig L Anderson and M. Monroy and D. Keltner},
  • Craig L Anderson, M. Monroy, D. Keltner
  • Published 2018
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Emotion
  • The power of nature to both heal and inspire awe has been noted by many great thinkers. However, no study has examined how the impact of nature on well-being and stress-related symptoms is explained by experiences of awe. In the present investigation, we examine this process in studies of extraordinary and everyday nature experiences. In Study 1, awe experienced by military veterans and youth from underserved communities while whitewater rafting, above and beyond all the other positive emotions… CONTINUE READING
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