Psychologists: Awesomeness Is Good For You

Business Insider:

A seriously cool study is coming out later this year in Psychological Science on the benefits of awe.

Awe, which describes a “feeling of reverential respect mixed with fear or wonder” and comes from the old Norse word for “terror,” seems like a strange subject for research, but its benefits are clear.

Lead author Melanie Rudd of Stanford University concluded that awe expands people’s perception of time, enhances well-being and causes people to behave more altruistically and less materialistically.

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