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Nostalgia and prejudice reduction

Nostalgia and prejudice reduction
Nostalgia and prejudice reduction
We examined the association between nostalgia proneness and prejudice. In four correlational studies, we assessed nostalgia proneness, empathy, motivation to control prejudiced reactions, and blatant as well as subtle prejudice expression. The more prone to nostalgia participants were, the more likely they were to be motivated to control prejudice against an outgroup (African-Americans; Studies 1–4). Further, motivation to control prejudice mediated the relation between nostalgia proneness and reduced blatant/subtle prejudice expression (Studies 2–4). Finally, the stronger motivation to control prejudice and subsequent prejudice expression reduction was mediated by empathy that accompanied higher levels of nostalgia proneness (Studies 3–4). Nostalgia has implications for intergroup perception, and specifically prejudicial attitudes.
0191-8869
89-97
Cheung, Wing-Yee
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Sedikides, Constantine
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Wildschut, Tim
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Cheung, Wing-Yee
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Sedikides, Constantine
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Wildschut, Tim
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Cheung, Wing-Yee, Sedikides, Constantine and Wildschut, Tim (2017) Nostalgia and prejudice reduction. Personality and Individual Differences, 109, 89-97. (doi:10.1016/j.paid.2016.12.045).

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We examined the association between nostalgia proneness and prejudice. In four correlational studies, we assessed nostalgia proneness, empathy, motivation to control prejudiced reactions, and blatant as well as subtle prejudice expression. The more prone to nostalgia participants were, the more likely they were to be motivated to control prejudice against an outgroup (African-Americans; Studies 1–4). Further, motivation to control prejudice mediated the relation between nostalgia proneness and reduced blatant/subtle prejudice expression (Studies 2–4). Finally, the stronger motivation to control prejudice and subsequent prejudice expression reduction was mediated by empathy that accompanied higher levels of nostalgia proneness (Studies 3–4). Nostalgia has implications for intergroup perception, and specifically prejudicial attitudes.

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Accepted/In Press date: 26 December 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 4 January 2017
Published date: 15 April 2017

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Local EPrints ID: 404439
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/404439
ISSN: 0191-8869
PURE UUID: 7d634b7e-96c1-4b2e-a7f5-3aea09e56d8e

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Date deposited: 09 Jan 2017 11:51
Last modified: 10 Dec 2019 06:16

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Author: Wing-Yee Cheung
Author: Tim Wildschut

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