The nature of awe: Elicitors, appraisals, and effects on self-concept

  title={The nature of awe: Elicitors, appraisals, and effects on self-concept},
  author={Michelle N. Shiota and Dacher Keltner and Amanda K. Mossman},
  journal={Cognition and Emotion},
  pages={944 - 963}
Awe has been defined as an emotional response to perceptually vast stimuli that overwhelm current mental structures, yet facilitate attempts at accommodation. Four studies are presented showing the information-focused nature of awe elicitors, documenting the self-diminishing effects of awe experience, and exploring the effects of awe on the content of the self-concept. Study 1 documented the information-focused, asocial nature of awe elicitors in participant narratives. Study 2 contrasted the… 
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