Talk: Nostalgia at Work

Aston Business School – Work and Organisational Psychology Department – Seminar Series

Nostalgia at Work

By Prof Constantine Sedikides

https://www.southampton.ac.uk/~crsi/constantineprofile

 We are delighted to invite all colleagues and doctoral researchers to Prof Constantine Sedikides seminar taking place on the 4th December, Wednesday 12pm, Joint meeting rooms in the Work and Organisational Psychology Department, 8th floor SW, followed by lunch. Prof Constantine is currently head of the Centre for Research on Self and Identity (CRSI) and a Professor at the university of Southampton.

The seminar will address the relevance of nostalgia in organisational settings. The emotion of nostalgia will be defined and clarified. Then, representative research will showcase the role of personal nostalgia in acting as a buffer against procedural injustice. Finally, representative research will showcase the role of organizational nostalgia in acting as a buffer against employee burnout and as a resource fueling work meaningfulness.

Professor Constantine’s research focuses on self and identity (including narcissism) and their interplay with emotion (especially nostalgia) as well as motivation, close relationships, and group or organisational processes. This research has been supported by grants from many national and international funding agencies, such as Economic and Social Research Council, Leverhulme Trust, British Academy, and National Institute of Health. The research has culminated in approximately 400 articles or chapters and 15 volumes. He has received several awards, including Daniel M. Wegner Theoretical Innovation Prize (Society for Personality and Social Psychology), Distinguished Lifetime Career Award (International Society for Self and Identity), Kurt Lewin Medal for Outstanding Scientific Contribution (European Association of Social Psychology), and The Presidents’ Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychological Knowledge (The British Psychological Society). Before joining University of Southampton as Director of the Centre for Research on Self and Identity, Constantine taught at University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. He holds a BA from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and a PhD from The Ohio State University, USA.

Please do confirm attendance by replying to this invitation via email to Linda Watts (l.watts1@aston.ac.uk).  A light lunch will be provided after the seminar.

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