Nostalgia as a Resource for the Self

@article{Vess2012NostalgiaAA,
  title={Nostalgia as a Resource for the Self},
  author={Matthew Vess and Jamie Arndt and Clay D Routledge and Constantine Sedikides and Tim Wildschut},
  journal={Self and Identity},
  year={2012},
  volume={11},
  pages={273 - 284}
}
This research tested whether nostalgia serves as a positive resource for the self. In Experiment 1, nostalgia was induced and the accessibility of positive self-attributes was assessed. Participants who thought about a nostalgic experience, relative to those who thought about a positive future experience, evidenced heightened accessibility of positive self-attributes. In Experiment 2, participants received negative or positive performance feedback and then thought about a nostalgic or ordinary… 
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