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Nostalgia’s place among self-relevant emotions

Nostalgia’s place among self-relevant emotions
Nostalgia’s place among self-relevant emotions
How is nostalgia positioned among self-relevant emotions? We tested, in six studies, which self-relevant emotions are perceived as most similar versus least similar to nostalgia, and what underlies these similarities/differences. We used multidimensional scaling to chart the perceived similarities/differences among self-relevant emotions, resulting in two-dimensional models. The results were revealing. Nostalgia is positioned among self-relevant emotions characterised by positive valence, an approach orientation, and low arousal. Nostalgia most resembles pride and self-compassion, and least resembles embarrassment and shame. Our research pioneered the integration of nostalgia among self-relevant emotions.
affect, emotion, multidimensional scaling, Nostalgia, self-relevant emotions
0269-9931
742-759
Van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P.
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Wildschut, Tim
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Sedikides, Constantine
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Van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P.
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Wildschut, Tim
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Sedikides, Constantine
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Van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P., Wildschut, Tim and Sedikides, Constantine (2018) Nostalgia’s place among self-relevant emotions. Cognition and Emotion, 32 (4), 742-759. (doi:10.1080/02699931.2017.1351331).

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Abstract

How is nostalgia positioned among self-relevant emotions? We tested, in six studies, which self-relevant emotions are perceived as most similar versus least similar to nostalgia, and what underlies these similarities/differences. We used multidimensional scaling to chart the perceived similarities/differences among self-relevant emotions, resulting in two-dimensional models. The results were revealing. Nostalgia is positioned among self-relevant emotions characterised by positive valence, an approach orientation, and low arousal. Nostalgia most resembles pride and self-compassion, and least resembles embarrassment and shame. Our research pioneered the integration of nostalgia among self-relevant emotions.

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Accepted/In Press date: 26 June 2017
e-pub ahead of print date: 24 July 2017
Published date: 19 May 2018
Keywords: affect, emotion, multidimensional scaling, Nostalgia, self-relevant emotions
Organisations: Human Wellbeing, Psychology

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Local EPrints ID: 412050
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/412050
ISSN: 0269-9931
PURE UUID: 73165197-3bd8-492c-bff1-faae08523e66

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Date deposited: 05 Jul 2017 16:31
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 05:01

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