Music-evoked nostalgia: affect, memory, and personality.

@article{Barrett2010MusicevokedNA,
  title={Music-evoked nostalgia: affect, memory, and personality.},
  author={F. Barrett and K. Grimm and R. Robins and T. Wildschut and C. Sedikides and P. Janata},
  journal={Emotion},
  year={2010},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={
          390-403
        }
}
Participants listened to randomly selected excerpts of popular music and rated how nostalgic each song made them feel. Nostalgia was stronger to the extent that a song was autobiographically salient, arousing, familiar, and elicited a greater number of positive, negative, and mixed emotions. These effects were moderated by individual differences (nostalgia proneness, mood state, dimensions of the Affective Neurosciences Personality Scale, and factors of the Big Five Inventory). Nostalgia… Expand
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