Susan J. Matt is Professor of History at Weber State. She is author of Homesickness: An American History (Oxford University Press, 2011), and Keeping Up with the Joneses: Envy in American Consumer Society, 1890-1930 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003). Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Journal of American History, among other places.

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Has Technology Killed Our Capacity for Awe?

by Luke Fernandez, by Susan J. Matt 02-05-2020

Photo by Benjamin Voros on Unsplash

Many psychologists fear awe is receding from our lives and that a vital social resource is disappearing.