Conceptualizing and Eliciting Awe: An Evolutionary Approach

by Mitch Dobbs
The current study manipulates awe-based arousal using backward masking procedures to measure changes in various emotion components. For both masked and unmasked conditions, moderately arousing awe is predicted to demonstrate SNS withdrawal and PNS activation. The opposite is predicted for highly arousing awe: SNS activation and PNS withdrawal. Greater levels of self-reported awe and appraisals of vastness and need for accommodation are also predicted in high and moderately arousing – but not neutral – conditions.
Exhibition Category: 
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Exhibition Format: 
Poster Presentation
University Park
Faculty Sponsor: 
Michelle Yarwood
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