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From nostalgia through social connectedness to self-continuity: replication and extension

Abakoumkin, Georgios, Hepper, Erica G., Wildschut, Tim and Sedikides, Constantine (2019) From nostalgia through social connectedness to self-continuity: replication and extension Hellenic Journal of Psychology, 16 (2). pp 127-144.

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Abstract

Prior research, relying mostly on samples from the UK and the US, has indicated that nostalgia serves as a source of self-continuity (a sense that one’s past is interwoven with one’s present), and it does so by increasing social connectedness (a sense of belongingness and acceptance). The present research aimed to conceptually replicate and extend these findings in two experiments. Indeed, the study findings replicated those of previous research in another culture (Greece; Experiment 1), with a different control group (Experiment 1), and using an alternative nostalgia manipulation (a prototype-based technique; Experiment 2). The reported experiments established that nostalgia increases self-continuity by fostering social connectedness.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Abakoumkin, Georgios
Hepper, Erica G.e.hepper@surrey.ac.uk
Wildschut, Tim
Sedikides, Constantine
Date : October 2019
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2019 Psychological Society of Northern Greece
Uncontrolled Keywords : Emotion; Nostalgia; Social connectedness; Self; Self-continuity
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Depositing User : Diane Maxfield
Date Deposited : 15 Nov 2019 10:34
Last Modified : 15 Nov 2019 10:35
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/853143

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