Nostalgia counteracts self-discontinuity and restores self-continuity

  title={Nostalgia counteracts self-discontinuity and restores self-continuity},
  author={Constantine Sedikides and Tim Wildschut and Clay Routledge and Jamie Arndt},
Nostalgia is a resource that functions, in part, as a response to self-discontinuity and a source of self-continuity. We tested and supported this regulatory role of nostalgia in the tradition of establishing a causal chain. In Study 1, we examined the naturalistic association between events precipitating self-discontinuity and nostalgia. Self-discontinuity, especially when stemming from negative life events, was associated with higher proneness to nostalgia. In Study 2, we experimentally… CONTINUE READING


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