Moderators (Personality)

On this page we'll discuss personality traits that have been found to be related to the experience of STEs

1) Engagement with Beauty
Rhett Diessner at Lewis and Clark State College has developed a trait measure of engagement with three kinds of beauty, one of which is "moral beauty." This is basically a trait measure of proneness to feeling moral elevation. Here is Diessner's pagefor the EBS. 

2) Gender
--Women are more prone to experience elevation, in Haidt's research... [cite studies here that have found the difference; note any large ones that failed to find it]

3) Agreeableness