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Dr R Tim Wildschut PhD

Associate Professor, Director of MSc Research Methods Programme

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Dr R Tim Wildschut is Associate Professor within Psychology at the University of Southampton.

I received my PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2000. I am a recipient of the Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize.






Research interests

I am a member of the Centre for Research on Self and Identity and the Social and Personality Psychology Research Group.

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

Nostalgia: I am conducting a collaborative program of research that seeks to identify the content, antecedents, and functions of nostalgia. Our 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 conflict prone.

Research group

Centre for Research on Self and Identity (CRSI)

Research project(s)

Using nostalgia to reduce ageism

Anticipated nostalgia

I am a member of the Centre for Research on Self and Identity and the Social and Personality Psychology Research Group.




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I teach on the following modules:

SYC 1005: Thinking Psychologically

PSYC 1012: Empirical Studies 1

PSYC 2003: Social Psychology

PSYC 3024: Self-Conscious Emotions

PSYC 3003: Empirical Project: Literature Review

PSYC 3005: Empirical Project: Research Paper

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