Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences

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Wildschut, Tim

  • Tim WildschutEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_2263-1

Early Life and Educational Background

Wildschut was born on April 27, 1972 in Utrecht, The Netherlands. He earned his MA from Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands in 1996. He completed his Ph.D. (2000) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill under the direction of Chester A. Insko.

Professional Career

After completing his Ph.D., Wildschut moved to the Department of Psychology at the University of Southampton, where he has taught since. His research in social and personality psychology has been recognized with the Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize and the Jos Jaspars Medal for early career research contributions to social psychology. Wildschut has served as associate editor for Self & Identity and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Research Interests

Wildschut’s primary research interest is in the emotion of nostalgia. Historically, nostalgia has endured a negative reputation. In collaboration with Constantine Sedikides and other colleagues, Wildschut...

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  1. Pinter, B., Insko, C. A., Wildschut, T., Kirchner, J. L., Montoya, R. M., & Wolf, S. T. (2007). Reduction of interindividual-intergroup discontinuity: The role of leader accountability and proneness to guilt. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 93, 250–265.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. Sedikides, C., & Wildschut, T. (2016). Past forward: Nostalgia as a motivational force. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 20, 319–321.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. Wildschut, T., Pinter, B., Vevea, J. L., Insko, C. A., & Schopler, J. (2003). Beyond the group mind: A quantitative review of the interindividual-intergroup discontinuity effect. Psychological Bulletin, 129, 698–722.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  4. Wildschut, T., Sedikides, C., Arndt, J., & Routledge, C. (2006). Nostalgia: Content, triggers, functions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 91, 975–993.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  5. Wildschut, T., Sedikides, C., Routledge, C., Arndt, J., & Cordaro, F. (2010). Nostalgia as a repository of social connectedness: The role of attachment-related avoidance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 98, 573–586.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  6. Wildschut, T., Bruder, M., Robertson, S., van Tilburg, W. A. P., & Sedikides, C. (2014). Collective nostalgia: A group-level emotion that confers unique benefits on the group. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 107, 844–863.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK

Section editors and affiliations

  • Lindsey Osterman
    • 1
  1. 1.Roanoke CollegeSalemUSA