Welcome to the home of Inspirational Media Research! Only recently have scholars begun exploring the uses and effects of media content that inspires moral and self-transcendent emotions, such as awe, elevation, hope, and gratitude. These experiences can lead to psychological well-being, character development, and prosociality. This site--developed as a part of a three-year research project on inspiring media content, audiences, and effects, funded by the John Templeton Foundation--offers you an opportunity to explore the latest research in this emerging subfield of positive media psychology.