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

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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.

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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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Published date: 5 May 2015
Keywords: agency, attachment-related avoidance, attachment style, nostalgia

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Local EPrints ID: 376428
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/376428
ISSN: 0265-4075
PURE UUID: 4ec311e5-bbca-4b9e-8421-cbca2f89b55e

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Date deposited: 28 Apr 2015 12:28
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 21:09

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Author: A Abeyta
Author: Clay Routledge
Author: C Roylance
Author: Tim Wildschut

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