Self-relevant

Johnyxxx

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Hello,
Can anybody tell me what self-relevant means?

Traditionally, nostalgia has been conceptualized as a medical disease and a psychiatric disorder. Instead, we argue that nostalgia is a predominantly positive, self-relevant, and social emotion serving key psychological functions. Nostalgic narratives reflect more positive than negative affect, feature the self as the protagonist, and are embedded in social context. Nostalgia is triggered by dysphoric states, such as negative mood and loneliness. Finally, nostalgia generates positive affect, increases self-esteem, fosters social connectedness, and alleviates existential threat.

NOSTALGIA: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE
Sedikides, C., Wildschut, T., Arndt, J., & Routledge, C. (2008).

Thank you very much.
 

bhaisahab

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It just means 'relevant to one's self'.
 
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