As awe increasingly becomes a target for academic studies worldwide, the Awe Experience Scale could play a pivotal role. So I was always walking around just kind of awe-struck." Research has shown that people who feel awe more often report higher rates of satisfaction with life and greater feelings of well-being. In order for scientists to develop a more nuanced understanding of the chemical and physiological changes that happen inside an awestruck person, Yaden hopes to see researchers step outside the laboratory. While they were working to produce the Awe Experience Scale, Yaden and the research team asked participants to identify the specific trigger of their awe experience.