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Awe, Uncertainty, and Agency Detection.
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PMID:  24247728     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Across five studies, we found that awe increases both supernatural belief (Studies 1, 2, and 5) and intentional-pattern perception (Studies 3 and 4)-two phenomena that have been linked to agency detection, or the tendency to interpret events as the consequence of intentional and purpose-driven agents. Effects were both directly and conceptually replicated, and mediational analyses revealed that these effects were driven by the influence of awe on tolerance for uncertainty. Experiences of awe decreased tolerance for uncertainty, which, in turn, increased the tendency to believe in nonhuman agents and to perceive human agency in random events.
Authors:
Piercarlo Valdesolo; Jesse Graham
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-11-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychological science     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1467-9280     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychol Sci     Publication Date:  2013 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9007542     Medline TA:  Psychol Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
1Claremont McKenna College.
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