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Nostalgia proneness and the collective self

Nostalgia proneness and the collective self
Nostalgia proneness and the collective self
In two studies, we examined the association between nostalgia proneness (i.e., trait-level nostalgia) and importance of the collective self. In Study 1, we tested and supported the hypothesis that nostalgia proneness is positively correlated with relational collectivism, which entails an emphasis on one’s connections with close others and small social networks. In Study 2, we demonstrated that nostalgia proneness is also positively correlated with group collectivism, which emphasizes one’s membership in more abstract, larger social groups or categories, and was reflected in increased identification with a national ingroup. These findings offer insight into the nature of nostalgia proneness—a consequential and stable personality trait.
collective self, group collectivism, ingroup identification, nostalgia proneness, relational collectivism
1664-1078
Abakoumkin, Georgios
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Wildschut, Tim
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Sedikides, Constantine
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Abakoumkin, Georgios
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Wildschut, Tim
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Sedikides, Constantine
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Abakoumkin, Georgios, Wildschut, Tim and Sedikides, Constantine (2020) Nostalgia proneness and the collective self. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, [570621]. (doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2020.570621).

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In two studies, we examined the association between nostalgia proneness (i.e., trait-level nostalgia) and importance of the collective self. In Study 1, we tested and supported the hypothesis that nostalgia proneness is positively correlated with relational collectivism, which entails an emphasis on one’s connections with close others and small social networks. In Study 2, we demonstrated that nostalgia proneness is also positively correlated with group collectivism, which emphasizes one’s membership in more abstract, larger social groups or categories, and was reflected in increased identification with a national ingroup. These findings offer insight into the nature of nostalgia proneness—a consequential and stable personality trait.

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Accepted/In Press date: 28 September 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 26 October 2020
Published date: 26 October 2020
Additional Information: Copyright © 2020 Abakoumkin, Wildschut and Sedikides.
Keywords: collective self, group collectivism, ingroup identification, nostalgia proneness, relational collectivism

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Local EPrints ID: 444581
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/444581
ISSN: 1664-1078
PURE UUID: e0341718-3e02-4ab6-baab-5519fb98e29e
ORCID for Constantine Sedikides: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4036-889X

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Date deposited: 26 Oct 2020 17:32
Last modified: 28 Apr 2022 01:45

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Author: Georgios Abakoumkin
Author: Tim Wildschut

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