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Nostalgia: content, triggers, functions.
Seven methodologically diverse studies addressed 3 fundamental questions about nostalgia. Studies 1 and 2 examined the content of nostalgic experiences. Descriptions of nostalgic experiencesExpand
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Self-Evaluation: To Thine Own Self Be Good, To Thine Own Self Be Sure, To Thine Own Self Be True, an
Publisher Summary This chapter tries to accomplish three objectives. Firstly, it defines the four motives and provides a selective review of research that indicates their prevalence. Secondly, itExpand
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Self-Threat Magnifies the Self-Serving Bias: A Meta-Analytic Integration
Experiments testing the self-serving bias (SSB; taking credit for personal success but blaming external factors for personal failure) have used a multitude of moderators (i.e., role, task importance,Expand
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Assessment, enhancement, and verification determinants of the self-evaluation process.
The 3 major self-evaluation motives were compared: self-assessment (people pursue accurate self-knowledge), self-enhancement (people pursue favorable self-knowledge), and self-verification (peopleExpand
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Are normal narcissists psychologically healthy?: self-esteem matters.
Five studies established that normal narcissism is correlated with good psychological health. Specifically, narcissism is (a) inversely related to daily sadness and dispositional depression, (b)Expand
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Pancultural self-enhancement.
The culture movement challenged the universality of the self-enhancement motive by proposing that the motive is pervasive in individualistic cultures (the West) but absent in collectivistic culturesExpand
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Self-enhancement and self-protection: What they are and what they do
We define self-enhancement and self-protection as interests that individuals have in advancing one or more self-domains or defending against negative self-views. We review ways in which people pursueExpand
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The past makes the present meaningful: nostalgia as an existential resource.
The present research tested the proposition that nostalgia serves an existential function by bolstering a sense of meaning in life. Study 1 found that nostalgia was positively associated with a senseExpand
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Narcissism, Self-Esteem, and the Positivity of Self-Views: Two Portraits of Self-Love
The authors hypothesized that both narcissism and high self-esteem are associated with positive self-views but each is associated with positivity in different domains of the self. NarcissistsExpand
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Communal narcissism.
An agency-communion model of narcissism distinguishes between agentic narcissists (individuals satisfying self-motives of grandiosity, esteem, entitlement, and power in agentic domains) and communalExpand
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