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Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (1 follower)
Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society     Hybrid Journal   (5 followers)
Journal of Theoretical & Philosophical Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (1 follower)
Journal of Trauma & Dissociation     Hybrid Journal   (6 followers)
Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes     Open Access   (6 followers)
Journal of Trauma Practice     Hybrid Journal   (2 followers)
Journal of Trauma, The     Full-text available via subscription   (13 followers)
Journal of Traumatic Stress     Hybrid Journal   (9 followers)
Journal of Tropical Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (1 follower)
Journal of Trust Research     Hybrid Journal   (1 follower)
Judgment and Decision Making     Open Access   (12 followers)
Jung Journal : Culture and Psyche     Hybrid Journal   (3 followers)
Jurnal Psikologi     Open Access  
KZfSS Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie     Hybrid Journal   (8 followers)
Landscapes of Violence     Open Access   (2 followers)
Law Text Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (5 followers)
Learning & Perception     Full-text available via subscription   (2 followers)
Legal and Criminological Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (4 followers)
Lernen und Lernstörungen     Hybrid Journal  
Liberabit. Revista de Psicologia     Open Access  
Linguistic Evidence in Security, Law and Intelligence     Open Access  
Longitudinal and Life Course Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Magyar Pszichológiai Szemle     Full-text available via subscription  
Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development     Hybrid Journal   (1 follower)
Measurement Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (2 followers)
Media Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (5 followers)
Memory & Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (18 followers)
Mens Sana Monographs     Open Access  
mensch & pferd international     Full-text available via subscription  
Mental     Open Access  
Mental Health and Substance Use: dual diagnosis     Hybrid Journal   (15 followers)
Mental Health Review Journal     Hybrid Journal   (14 followers)
Mentálhigiéné es Pszichoszomatika     Full-text available via subscription  
Metaphor and Symbol     Hybrid Journal   (13 followers)
Methodology: European Journal of Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (12 followers)
Mind     Hybrid Journal   (16 followers)
Mindfulness     Hybrid Journal   (16 followers)
Mortality: Promoting the interdisciplinary study of death and dying     Hybrid Journal   (6 followers)
Motivation and Emotion     Hybrid Journal   (13 followers)
Motivational Interviewing : Training, Research, Implementation, Practice     Open Access   (3 followers)
Multivariate Behavioral Research     Hybrid Journal   (1 follower)
Music and Medicine     Hybrid Journal  
Music Therapy Perspectives     Hybrid Journal  
Musikterapi i Psykiatrien Online     Open Access   (2 followers)
Narrative Works     Open Access   (2 followers)
Natureza Humana     Open Access  
Netherlands Journal of Psychology     Hybrid Journal  
Neuro-Disability and Psychotherapy : A Forum for the Practice and Development of Psychological Therapies for Neurological Conditions     Full-text available via subscription  
Neuropsychoanalysis : An Interdisciplinary Journal for Psychoanalysis and the Neurosciences     Full-text available via subscription  
Neuropsychobiology     Full-text available via subscription   (3 followers)
Neuropsychologia     Hybrid Journal   (15 followers)
Neuropsychology     Full-text available via subscription   (16 followers)
Neuropsychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (8 followers)
Neuroscience of Decision Making     Open Access   (2 followers)
New Ideas in Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (2 followers)
New Voices in Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (1 follower)
OA Autism     Open Access   (1 follower)
Online Readings in Psychology and Culture     Open Access  
Organisational and Social Dynamics: An International Journal of Psychoanalytic, Systemic and Group Relations Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (4 followers)
Organizational Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (3 followers)
Orientación y Sociedad : Revista Internacional e Interdisciplinaria de Orientación Vocacional Ocupacional     Open Access  
Paidéia (Ribeirão Preto)     Open Access  
Papeles del Psicólogo     Open Access  
Pastoral Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (4 followers)
Peace and Conflict Journal of Peace Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (3 followers)
Pensamiento Psicologico     Open Access  
Pensando Familias     Open Access  
Perception     Full-text available via subscription   (6 followers)
Perceptual and Motor Skills     Full-text available via subscription   (4 followers)
Persona     Open Access  
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (85 followers)
Personality and Social Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (18 followers)
Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment     Full-text available via subscription   (7 followers)
Personnel Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (14 followers)
Perspectives interdisciplinaires sur le travail et la santé     Open Access  
Perspectives On Psychological Science     Hybrid Journal   (10 followers)
Phenomenology & Practice     Open Access  
Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (1 follower)
Philosophical Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (10 followers)
Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (4 followers)
Physiological Measurement     Full-text available via subscription   (3 followers)
Physiology & Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (5 followers)
physiopraxis     Hybrid Journal  
PiD - Psychotherapie im Dialog     Hybrid Journal  
Polish Psychological Bulletin     Open Access   (1 follower)
Political Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (13 followers)
Porn Studies     Hybrid Journal  
Postconvencionales : Ética, Universidad, Democracia     Open Access  
PPmP - Psychotherapie Psychosomatik Medizinische Psychologie     Hybrid Journal  
Pratiques Psychologiques     Full-text available via subscription  
Professional Psychology : Research and Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (8 followers)
Progress in Brain Research     Full-text available via subscription   (3 followers)
Progress in Neurotherapeutics and Neuropsychopharmacology     Full-text available via subscription   (2 followers)
Psic : Revista de Psicologia da Vetor Editora     Open Access  
Psico     Open Access  
Psico-USF     Open Access  
PsicoArt – Rivista on line di arte e psicologia     Open Access   (4 followers)
Psicologia & Sociedade     Open Access   (1 follower)
Psicologia : Ciência e Profissão     Open Access   (1 follower)
Psicologia : Teoria e Prática     Open Access   (1 follower)

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Motivation and Emotion    [15 followers]  Follow    
  Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
     ISSN (Print) 1573-6644 - ISSN (Online) 0146-7239
     Published by Springer-Verlag Homepage  [2187 journals]   [SJR: 0.669]   [H-I: 41]
  • Moral motivation of college students through multiple developmental
           structures: Evidence of intrapersonal variability in a complex dynamic
    • Abstract: Abstract This study is based on a broad conception of moral motivation by applying self-determination theory and dynamic systems perspectives. Accordingly, not only moral action, but also moral judgment is motivated. We carried out a detailed exploration of intrapersonal variability as a central aspect of moral motivation. Kohlberg’s six stages of moral development are reconceptualized as dynamic process structures of motivation that operate together within person simultaneously in different degrees. A total of 546 college students responded to a new instrument to assess moral motivation using a recognition task. Findings provided support for the notion that individuals use multiple motivational structures in different degrees as they make moral judgments. The majority of correlations between within-person operation degrees of motivational structures were significant. Variations in these correlations are explained to a large extent by developmental proximity of stage pairs. Results revealed both variability and developmental order in moral motivation. Implications of a dynamic developmental perspective are discussed in terms of understanding the complexity of moral motivation in ways that are sensitive to both intrapersonal and contextual variability.
      PubDate: 2014-01-23
  • Frustrated, but not flustered: The benefits of hierarchical approach
           motivation to weathering daily frustrations
    • Abstract: Abstract Variations in the organization of personal goals are thought to be important to self-regulation, yet relevant measures and evidence is largely lacking. In two studies (total N = 217), participants were prompted to self-generate personal goals at three levels of a goal hierarchy (low, mid, and high), following which they rated all of these goals along an approach-avoidance dimension. A hierarchical approach measure was created from these ratings and this novel individual difference measure was hypothesized to predict the better self-regulation of goal frustrations in daily life. Such predictions were confirmed. For example, daily frustrations precipitated anger among those low but not high, in hierarchical approach (Study 2). The findings are important theoretically as well as from a measurement perspective.
      PubDate: 2014-01-22
  • Linking goal self-concordance and affective reactions to goal conflict
    • Abstract: Abstract Most people would agree that facing goal conflict is a negative experience. However, many, but not all empirical studies actually show a negative relationship between goal conflicts and well-being: goal conflicts apparently differ in their effects. The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of the level of goal self-concordance (i.e., to what extent goals are pursued with self-determined motivation) for people’s affective reactions to goal conflicts due to resource constraints. Analyses of goal conflicts experienced at work by N = 647 junior scientists shed light onto the role of levels of self-concordance of the conflicting goals on the way the goal conflict is experienced. Results show that goal self-concordance explains variance in affective reaction beyond goal importance and goal attainability. More specifically, conflicts between two goals with high levels of self-concordance are associated to rather positive affect (e.g., excited). In contrast, conflicts between two goals with low levels of self-concordance are associated to rather negative affect (e.g., frustrated). Overall, these results emphasize the need to consider goal properties in future research on goal conflicts.
      PubDate: 2014-01-21
  • Motivational systems and preferences for social support strategies
    • Abstract: Abstract The behavioral inhibition system (BIS), behavioral approach system (BAS), and fight-flight-freeze system (FFFS) are motivational systems that guide people’s behavior. Motivational systems may be relevant to contexts of interpersonal communication, specifically those requiring social support. In these situations, people express preferences for approaching versus avoiding and emotion versus problem-focused comfort. This paper links people’s preferences for supportive strategies with their motivational systems. 335 participants reported their preferences for different strategies of social support and their motivational system orientations. As expected, BAS was associated with preferences for involving, problem-focused support. BIS, BAS, and FFFS were significantly associated with emotion-focused support, and FFFS was negatively associated with comfort that downplays affect. The motivational systems interact when manifesting associations with preferences for support strategies, and the BAS reward responsiveness subscale emerged as the most influential BAS subscale. These results indicate that BIS, BAS, and FFFS influence people’s preferences in contexts of interpersonal communication.
      PubDate: 2014-01-19
  • Resisting temptation of unhealthy food: interaction between
           temptation-elicited goal activation and self-control
    • Abstract: Abstract Counteractive control theory suggests that the cognitive accessibility of a goal in response to a temptation cue predicts self-regulation of behaviour consistent with that goal. The current study provided a novel test of this effect in the eating domain, exploring the moderating role of trait self-control. A sample of 124 women (18–25 years) completed a lexical decision task to assess cognitive accessibility of the weight-management goal after food temptation priming. Eating self-regulation was operationalised as unhealthy snack food intake measured in a task disguised as a taste-test. Participants completed trait self-control and temptation experience intensity measures. Cognitive accessibility predicted lower food intake, but only among high self-control participants. The relationship was mediated by temptation experience intensity: participants with high cognitive accessibility felt less tempted, and subsequently ate less food. Results suggest that changing the processes underlying the temptation experience, rather than the cognitive accessibility of a goal may more effectively enhance self-regulation among low self-control individuals.
      PubDate: 2014-01-18
  • Dominance threat display for victory and achievement in competition
    • Abstract: Abstract We explored whether a dominance threat display as result of victory in agonistic encounters is actually produced in real life competition settings by examining the first whole body reactions produced by winners of the medal matches from three Olympic judo competitions, one of which included a sample of athletes who were blind. Winners displayed behavioral signals that were characterized into three categories, Expansion, Aggression, and Attention. These behavioral characteristics overlapped with descriptions of dominance displays in the previous literature. Other findings have suggested that these behaviors may be labeled as triumph.
      PubDate: 2014-01-10
  • The spoiled pleasure of giving in to temptation
    • Abstract: Abstract Satisfying one’s desires is typically a pleasurable experience and thus a source of momentary happiness. Getting happy in the here and now, however, may be more complicated when people yield to temptations—desires that conflict with personal self-regulatory goals so that they have reason to resist them. Using data from a large experience sampling study on everyday desire, we show that people receive considerably smaller gains in momentary happiness from enacting tempting as compared to nontempting desires. We further demonstrate that this “spoiled pleasure” effect can largely be explained by self-conscious emotions, as statistically accounting for guilt, pride, and regret as mediators reduced the observed hedonic gap to nonsignificance. The present findings challenge the assumption that the costs associated with temptation lie only in the future.
      PubDate: 2013-12-01
  • Is energy expenditure in emotion regulation dependent on individual
           differences and the specific emotion in question?
    • Abstract: Abstract This study tested the hypothesis that the degree of self-control exerted in suppressing emotions would depend on the combination of personality (independence and dutifulness/self-discipline) and the specific type of emotion being suppressed (anger vs. appreciation). In a between-subjects design, 245 college students were induced to experience either anger or appreciation and were then instructed to suppress their emotional expression. Self-control strength was measured using a handgrip task. Exertion of self-control strength over two time points was differentially associated with levels of independence and dutifulness/self-discipline (conscientiousness) and emotion suppression condition. Specifically, individuals higher in dutifulness/self-discipline had a harder time if they were suppressing appreciation than if they were suppressing anger at others, whereas individuals higher in independence had a harder time if they were suppressing anger at others than if they were suppressing appreciation. Implications for understanding personality, self-control, and emotion regulation are discussed.
      PubDate: 2013-12-01
  • Set ambiguity: A key determinant of reliability and validity in the
           picture story exercise
    • Abstract: Abstract The picture story exercise (PSE), in which participants write imaginative stories in response to motivationally-arousing images, is the most commonly-used tool for the assessment of implicit motives. Despite decades of research into the qualities of effective individual picture cues, much less is known about the desirable properties of overall picture sets. The present research highlights a previously undocumented methodological consideration—set ambiguity—which has important implications for the reliability and validity of the PSE. In a four-part study of 74 undergraduates, motive scores derived from an ambiguous picture set comprising cues that vary in motivational focus displayed greater test–retest reliability, convergent validity, and predictive validity than those derived from an unambiguous picture set. Researchers are therefore advised to consider set ambiguity when selecting images for use in PSE research.
      PubDate: 2013-12-01
  • The why and how of goal pursuits: Effects of global autonomous motivation
           and perceived control on emotional well-being
    • Abstract: Abstract This study examined the effects of global autonomous motivation and global perceived control on young adults’ adaptive goal striving and emotional well-being. We reasoned that autonomously motivated participants who also perceive high levels of control would make accelerated progress with the pursuit of their most important goal and experience associated increases in emotional well-being. By contrast, we predicted that these benefits of autonomous motivation would be reduced among participants who perceive low levels of control. A 6-month longitudinal study of 125 college students was conducted, and self-reported global autonomous motivation, global perceived control, progress towards the most important goal, and emotional well-being were assessed. Regression analyses showed that the combination of high baseline levels of global autonomous motivation and global perceived control was associated with accelerated goal progress after 6 months, which mediated 6-month increases in emotional well-being. These benefits were not apparent among autonomously motivated participants who perceived low levels of control. The study’s findings suggest that global autonomous motivation and perceived control may need to work together to foster adaptive goal striving and emotional well-being.
      PubDate: 2013-12-01
  • Secure attachment and material reward both attenuate romantic jealousy
    • Abstract: Abstract Research has shown that social support and materialism can both serve as coping mechanisms, reducing individuals’ experiences of physical and social pain (Zhou and Gao in Psychol Inq 19(3–4):127–144, 2008). We extend this paradigm by testing the buffering effects of secure attachment and material reward on a specific form of social psychological pain: romantic jealousy. Two studies examined the effects of these variables after an imagined relational threat. Participants were primed with (a) secure attachment, (b) material reward, or (c) neutral control, and then responded to a hypothetical scenario involving their romantic partners behaving flirtatiously with a rival. Results from both studies showed that the secure attachment and material reward primes both attenuated jealous responses to the provoking stimuli, relative to the neutral control prime. Neither trait attachment styles nor chronic jealousy moderated the priming effects in Study 1, but attachment styles did slightly moderate the priming effects in Study 2.
      PubDate: 2013-12-01
  • Incidental emotions associated with uncertainty appraisals impair
           decisions in the Iowa Gambling Task
    • Abstract: Abstract With the Appraisal Tendency Framework, it has been established that (un)certainty appraisals associated with incidental emotions trigger the kind of information processing to cope with situation. We tested the impact of (un)certainty-associated emotions on a sequential task, the Iowa Gambling Task. In this task, intuitive processing is necessary to lead participants to rely on emotional cues arising from previous decisions and to making advantageous decisions. We predicted that certainty-associated emotions would engage participants in intuitive processing, whereas uncertainty-associated emotions would engage them in deliberative processing and lead them to make disadvantageous decisions. As expected, we observed in two distinct experiments, that participants induced to feel uncertainty (fear, sadness) were found to decide less advantageously than participants induced to feel certainty (anger, happiness, disgust).
      PubDate: 2013-12-01
  • Do parents’ collectivistic tendency and attitudes toward filial
           piety facilitate autonomous motivation among young Chinese
    • Abstract: Abstract The present study investigates the association of Chinese parents’ collectivistic tendency, attitudes towards filial piety (i.e., children respecting and caring for parents (RCP) and children protecting and upholding honor for parents (PUHP)), parenting behaviors (i.e., autonomy granting (AG) and psychological control (PC)) with young adolescents’ autonomous motivation. Participants were 321 Chinese parents and their eighth-grade children who independently completed a set of surveys. Results showed that parents' collectivistic tendency indirectly and positively contributes to children's autonomous motivation through the mediation of AG and PC, respectively. Parents' attitude toward RCP has an indirect and positive contribution to children's autonomy motivation through the mediation of AG while parents' attitude toward PUHP shows an indirect and negative contribution to children's autonomous motivation through the mediation of PC. The findings suggest that different cultural emphases in collectivist-based societies play different roles in adolescents’ autonomy development. The implications of the findings are discussed.
      PubDate: 2013-12-01
  • Toward a theoretical model to understand teacher emotions and teacher
           burnout in the context of student misbehavior: Appraisal, regulation and
    • Abstract: Abstract Compared with other professions, teachers in P-12 schools appear to experience a higher level of emotional exhaustion (see review in Maslach et al. in Ann Rev Psychol 52(1):397, 2001; Schaufeli and Enzmann in The burnout companion to study and practice: a critical analysis, Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia, 1998). The purpose of this study is to examine teacher emotions within the context of teachers’ appraisals and the ways they regulate and cope with their emotions. The study explores teachers’ appraisals of disruptive classroom behavior situations and investigates the adaptive coping and emotion regulation strategies that ease teacher burnout. Data were collected from 492 teachers in the US Midwest and subjected to hypothesis testing using structural equation modeling. The model provides evidence supporting a pathway between teachers’ antecedent judgments and their experience of emotion, as well as providing evidence for how the consequent emotions contribute to teachers’ feelings of burnout. This study further validates the relationships between the appraisals teachers make about an incident and the correlative intensity of emotions. Several hypotheses are either supported or partially supported after testing alternate models. Discussion and implications regarding teacher emotion regulation and coping are provided.
      PubDate: 2013-12-01
  • Regulating self-defensiveness: If–then plans prevent claiming and
           creating performance handicaps
    • Abstract: Abstract Claiming or creating obstacles before performing important tasks (i.e., self-handicapping) is a costly strategy to protect the self from implications of poor outcomes. We predicted that forming an if–then plan (implementation intention) helps individuals overcome their performance-related worries and thus prevents self-handicapping behavior. In two experiments, all participants formed the goal to perform well on an upcoming task and learned the strategies to ignore worries and tell themselves “I can do it”, either in an if–then format (implementation intention) or not (control). The task was either described as an intelligence test (highly threatening) or as a perception style test (less threatening). Participants could then claim a self-handicap (report stress, Experiment 1) or behaviorally self-handicap (inadequately prepare, Experiment 2). As predicted, implementation intentions reduced claimed and behavioral self-handicapping to levels observed in the low-threat control conditions. Experiment 2 demonstrated these effects among chronic self-handicappers. Implications of these findings are discussed.
      PubDate: 2013-12-01
  • Acute exercise suppresses judgments of facial emotion intensity
    • Abstract: Abstract The ability to recognize others’ facial expressions is critical to the social communication of affective states. The present work examined how transient states of high physiological arousal during aerobic exercise influence recognizing and rating morphed facial expressions. Participants exercised at either a low or high work rate. While exercising and then during cool-down and rest periods, participants performed a version of the morphed faces task that involved animated faces changing into or away from five target affective states (happy, surprise, sadness, anger, and disgust); they were asked to stop the animation when the face first corresponded to a target state, and rate its emotional intensity. Results demonstrated no differences in animation stop data, but overall lower ratings of perceived emotion intensity during high versus low work rate exercise; these effects dissipated through cool-down and rest periods. Results highlight important interactions between physiological states and processing emotional information.
      PubDate: 2013-12-01
  • On the role of harmonious and obsessive romantic passion in conflict
    • Abstract: Abstract Using the dualistic model of passion (Vallerand et al. in J Pers Soc Psychol 85:756–767, 2003), the present research examined the role of harmonious and obsessive romantic passion in individuals’ engagement in destructive behavior during conflict and in reparative behaviors following conflict with one’s partner. Results revealed that harmonious and obsessive passion were respectively negatively and positively related to engagement in destructive conflict behavior. In addition, harmonious passion was positively related to reparative behaviors following conflict while obsessive passion was not significantly related to this outcome. Importantly, these results held whether data were obtained by asking participants to recall about how things typically happen when they experience conflict with their partner (Study 1) or whether diary data were averaged across days when conflict actually happened (Study 2). Results underscore the importance of distinguishing harmonious from obsessive romantic passion.
      PubDate: 2013-12-01
  • Duchenne display responses towards sixteen enjoyable emotions: Individual
           differences between no and fear of being laughed at
    • Abstract: Abstract The present study aims to identify whether individuals’ with a fear of being laughed at (gelotophobia), respond with less facially displayed joy (Duchenne display) generally towards enjoyable emotions or only those eliciting laughter. Forty participants (no vs. gelotophobia) described their feelings to scenarios prototypical for the 16 enjoyable emotions proposed by Ekman (Emotions revealed: recognizing faces and feelings to improve communication and emotional life. Times Books, New York, 2003), while being unobtrusively filmed. Facial responses were coded using the Facial Action Coding System (FACS, Ekman et al. in Facial Action Coding System: a technique for the measurement of facial movement. Consulting Psychologists Press, Palo Alto, 2002). The gelotophobes showed less facial expression of joy compared to the non-gelotophobes (Hypothesis 1) and this effect was stronger for frequency and intensity of Duchenne displays towards laughter-eliciting enjoyable emotions than for no laughter-eliciting enjoyable emotions (Hypothesis 2). Moreover, the no gelotophobia group responded more strongly to laughter-eliciting than to no laughter-eliciting enjoyable emotions. Individuals with marked gelotophobia showed the reverse pattern, displaying less joy in laughter-eliciting emotions which may impact on their social interaction, as communication may break down when positive emotion are not reciprocated.
      PubDate: 2013-12-01
  • How can reward contribute to efficient self-control? Reinforcement of
           task-defined responses diminishes ego-depletion
    • Abstract: Abstract We examined whether reinforcement learning of habitual actions diminishes ego depletion after a cognitive control task. Participants performed the Stroop task after a card selection task, in which one group was reinforced to respond to colors in the Stroop task (Stroop-color group) while another group was reinforced to respond to colors not in the Stroop task (non-Stroop-color group). We measured ego depletion in terms of decrement in endurance on an isometric handgrip task after the Stroop task. The Stroop-color group exhibited less decrease in their isometric handgrip endurance compared to the non-Stroop-color group. These results suggest that the former needed less effort for cognitive control during conflict processing, as reinforcement learning make task-defined response habitual. This finding provides a new perspective on the role of reward in cognitive control.
      PubDate: 2013-12-01
  • Looking back or moving on: How regulatory modes affect nostalgia
    • Abstract: Abstract Nostalgia is defined as the remembrance of prior experiences that are self-relevant, involve close others, and carry a predominantly positive affective tone (Wildschut et al. in J Pers Soc Psychol 91:975–993, 2006). Given nostalgia’s palliative function for coping with negative affect and self-threats (Sedikides et al. in Curr Dir Psychol Sci 17:304–307, 2008), the present research explores a psychological construct related to greater experience of nostalgia: regulatory mode. According to regulatory mode theory (Kruglanski et al. in J Pers Soc Psychol 79:793–815, 2000; Higgins et al. in Adv exp soc psychol 35:293–344, 2003), assessment is the aspect of self-regulation focused on evaluation, whereas locomotion is focused on goal progress. We hypothesized that emphasis of the assessment mode on evaluation would promote nostalgia, while emphasis of the locomotion mode on progress would prevent it. These predictions were corroborated in two studies that assessed regulatory modes as individual difference factors (Study 1) and induced them experimentally (Study 2). Implications of these findings for the self regulation process are considered.
      PubDate: 2013-12-01
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