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Tim Wildschut

Tim Wildschut

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My main research interests cover various aspects of intergroup conflict and self-relevant emotions. In addition, I am interested in psychological measurement and statistics.

Nostalgia: I study the content, antecedents, and functions of nostalgia. Initial findings support the idea that nostalgia is a predominantly positive, self-relevant emotion associated with recall of past experiences involving interaction with close others.

Intergroup conflict: I seek to identify antecedents of intergroup conflict by investigating what differences between intergroup and interindividual relations can account for the fact that intergroup relations are often more competitive (the discontinuity effect).

Guilt proneness: I am interested in the seemingly paradoxical positive association between guilt proneness and intergroup competition.

Primary Interests:

  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Group Processes
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Self and Identity

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Tim Wildschut
School of Psychology
University of Southampton
Southampton SO17 1BJ
United Kingdom

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