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Nostalgia and self-enhancement: phenotypic and genetic approaches

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We addressed phenotypic and genetic research questions regarding nostalgia and self-enhancement. At the phenotypic level (178 university students; Study 1), we found that nostalgia was moderately associated with self-enhancement. At the genotypic level (232 twin pairs; Study 2), we found that nostalgia, self-enhancement, and their relation were largely heritable. Our findings shed light on two heavily investigated traits and open up exciting research directions.

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Luo, Y.L.L., Liu, Y., Cai, H., Wildschut, T. and Sedikides, C. (2016) Nostalgia and self-enhancement: phenotypic and genetic approaches Social Psychological and Personality Science, 7, (8), pp. 857-866. (doi:10.1177/1948550616660158).

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Accepted/In Press date: 15 June 2016
Published date: 27 July 2016


Local EPrints ID: 397833
ISSN: 1948-5506
PURE UUID: ef9cbb9c-5314-4e81-bcb1-efd6d8e3774e

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Date deposited: 07 Jul 2016 10:16
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 18:35

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Author: Y.L.L. Luo
Author: Y. Liu
Author: H. Cai
Author: T. Wildschut
Author: C. Sedikides

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