Keynote 1: Constantine Sedikides, The Existential Gravitas of Nostalgia

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October 9, 2015

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Nostalgia

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Tobias Becker, « Keynote 1: Constantine Sedikides, The Existential Gravitas of Nostalgia », Nostalgia, ID : 10670/1.jpeifr


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The conference began with a keynote by CONSTANTINE SEDIKIDES, Professor of Psychology at Southampton University, on "The Existential Gravitas of Nostalgia". SEDIKIDES began his talk by recounting, why he had started to research nostalgia. It was the overwhelmingly negative attitude towards nostalgia in psychology that had piqued his interest. Through experiments he and his fellow researchers were able to show that nostalgia, instead of being a disadvantage, has overall positive effects. In a ...

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