Attachment-related avoidance and the social and agentic content of nostalgic memories


Abeyta, A, Routledge, Clay, Roylance, C, Wildschut, Tim and Sedikides, Constantine (2015) Attachment-related avoidance and the social and agentic content of nostalgic memories Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 32, (3), pp. 406-413. (doi:10.1177/0265407514533770).

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The reported research tested whether the social and agentic content of nostalgic memories varies as a function of attachment-related avoidance. We measured individual differences in attachment-related avoidance and anxiety and coded the interpersonal and agentic content of nostalgic and non-nostalgic narratives. Results revealed that nostalgic (relative to non-nostalgic) narratives contained more social content and that this link was not moderated by attachment-related avoidance. There was a significant association between attachment-related avoidance and attachment-related social content in nostalgic, but not non-nostalgic, past narratives. There was also a significant association between attachment-related avoidance and agency content in nostalgic, but not non-nostalgic narratives.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1177/0265407514533770
ISSNs: 0265-4075 (print)
Keywords: agency, attachment-related avoidance, attachment style, nostalgia
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
ePrint ID: 376428
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5 May 2015Published
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2015 12:28
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 06:20
Further Information:Google Scholar
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/376428

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