The Restorative, Healing Powers of Awe

Awe research. It’s a real thing and it’s happening at the University of California, Berkeley. A team of psychologists have found that people who experience awe manifest some very interesting behaviors. I would have guessed that awe boosted mood temporarily and that would be benefit enough, right? Instead, they discovered that people who experience awe not only feel more personal well-being, but they also show greater curiosity and altruism – the unselfish regard for or devotion to the welfare of others.

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