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Collective Nostalgia : A Group-Level Emotion That Confers Unique Benefits on the Group. / Wildschut, Tim; Bruder, Martin; Robertson, Sara; van Tilburg, Wijnand; Sedikides, Constantine.

In: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol. 107, No. 5, 11.2014, p. 844-863.

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Wildschut, T, Bruder, M, Robertson, S, van Tilburg, W & Sedikides, C 2014, 'Collective Nostalgia: A Group-Level Emotion That Confers Unique Benefits on the Group', Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, vol. 107, no. 5, pp. 844-863. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0037760

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Wildschut, T., Bruder, M., Robertson, S., van Tilburg, W., & Sedikides, C. (2014). Collective Nostalgia: A Group-Level Emotion That Confers Unique Benefits on the Group. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 107(5), 844-863. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0037760

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Wildschut T, Bruder M, Robertson S, van Tilburg W, Sedikides C. Collective Nostalgia: A Group-Level Emotion That Confers Unique Benefits on the Group. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 2014 Nov;107(5):844-863. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0037760

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Wildschut, Tim ; Bruder, Martin ; Robertson, Sara ; van Tilburg, Wijnand ; Sedikides, Constantine. / Collective Nostalgia : A Group-Level Emotion That Confers Unique Benefits on the Group. In: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 2014 ; Vol. 107, No. 5. pp. 844-863.

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