Nostalgia and self-enhancement: phenotypic and genetic approaches

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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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.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1177/1948550616660158
ISSNs: 1948-5506 (print)
ePrint ID: 397833
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15 June 2016Accepted/In Press
27 July 2016Published
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2016 10:16
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 02:24
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