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Authors:

  • Andrew Abeyta, Rutgers Univ.-Camden
  • Clay Routledge, North Dakota State Univ.
Chronically lonely people are less motivated to pursue social gains, which exacerbates loneliness. Nostalgia instigates approach-oriented social goals. Across two studies loneliness was associated with reduced intentions to pursue approach-oriented social goals. However, this relation weakened as a function of nostalgia. This research is suggestive of the intervention potential of nostalgia.
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