Understanding the Role of Awe in Religiosity
Literature Review: Religion gives people a core set of beliefs and values. Studies have shown that there is a strong positive relationship between a person’s self-perceived Meaning in Life (MIL) and religiosity. Thesis Statement: Religiosity will moderate the relationship between Awe experiences and a person’s self-perceived MIL. Theoretical Framework: For our research, we will be conducting an experimental study. We will manipulate the experiences of Awe compared to a controlled condition. We will assess mattering, intrinsic value, and Meaning in Life after the manipulation. Project Description: The purpose of the study aimed at looking at how religiosity moderated the relationship between Awe experience and facets of MIL. The study’s sample included 257 undergraduate students from a southern university enrolled in an introductory psychology course.
Chur, Marcus K (2019). Understanding the Role of Awe in Religiosity. Undergraduate Research Scholars Program. Available electronically from