The emotion of awe long has been thought to be important to human experience, a speculation that increasingly has been supported by empirical research. However, awe also is an extraordinarily complex phenomenon. This is reflected in how substantially the conceptualization of awe has changed over time.
Awe is an emotion that has the potential to unlock many other positive qualities in individuals. Parents and other adults have the potential to nurture awe in kids in several ways, as discussed in this article.
It is painful to passively accept the extreme prejudice and violence being reported across the world. Reflecting on these incidents can help to raise awareness of similar tendencies around and within all of us. What can we do locally and in ourselves to counter prejudice and violence, and promote more peaceful and effective relations, particularly across different groups?
The "night that shattered humanity, "Kristallnacht," occurred 75 years ago on November 9, 1938. This event typically is considered to be the beginning of the Holocaust. Understanding Kristallnacht teaches many lessons about factors that contribute to prejudice and hatred, as well as what can be done to promote acceptance and peace today.
Many people study psychology for insights into different content areas. However, understanding and appreciating psychology's scientific worldview actually may provide more fundamental insights. Learning to think more scientificially may be vital to helping individuals to think more critically and make better decisions in everyday life.
“Mystery” may be defined as having to do with the “unknown,” the “unknowable,” or the “uncertain.” Some respond to mystery with closed-mindedness or indecisiveness. Others respond with curiosity, openness, faith, and hope, allowing mystery to transform their everyday lives.
At the core of the various religious events that historically provide the basis for many of our holidays, there is a sense of awe. Although awe is one of the most misunderstood and elusive experiences in modern society, it may hold the key to unlocking the true treasures of the season.
In this introduction to the new blog, "The Pursuit of Peace," the elusiveness of personal happiness is discussed. Consider reframing daily life less in terms of personal happiness and more in terms of peace.