Krystine Batcho

Krystine Batcho
Le Moyne College · Department of Psychology

PhD

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August 1977 - present
Le Moyne College
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What helps consumers extract the greatest happiness from their experiences? The current investigation is the first to introduce to the consumer literature the construct of anticipatory nostalgia, defined as missing aspects of the present before they vanish in the future. While personal nostalgia involves fond memories and longing for what has alrea...
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Contemporary research has showcased many benefits of nostalgia, but its bittersweet character and historical reputation as unhealthy raise the possibility of less favorable impacts. In recent studies, daily diary data highlighted nostalgia’s mixed valence and suggested that nostalgia is more strongly associated with negative feelings. Variables tha...
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Looking to the future is undeniably a healthy perspective that embodies the seeds of hope for better days ahead. Scientific, technological and social progress has contributed to an enhanced quality of life, and the anticipation of cures and inventions reinforces a focus on the future. Amid excitement for progress, the experience of nostalgic yearni...
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The role of personal nostalgia in inspiring and sustaining resistance in Ukraine during World War II was explored in narrative analysis of three memoirs. Common themes identified in the memoirs were compared to findings of current empirical psychological research. Nostalgia fortified the resistance by strengthening cultural identity, social bonds,...
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Four studies explored anticipatory nostalgia-missing aspects of the present before they are lost in the future-and its relationship to personal nostalgia. In Study 1, 147 undergraduates completed the new Survey of Anticipatory Nostalgia and the Nostalgia Inventory, an established measure of personal nostalgia-longing for one's remembered past. Stud...
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The relationship between nostalgia and coping during difficult times was explored in 2 empirical studies. In the first, 80 undergraduates, 60 women and 20 men, completed the Nostalgia Inventory, a measure of nostalgia proneness, the COPE Inventory, a dispositional measure of strategies for coping with stressful events, and the Childhood Survey, a s...
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The concept of nostalgia has changed substantially both denotatively and connotatively over the span of its 300-year history. This article traces the evolution of the concept from its origins as a medical disease to its contemporary understanding as a psychological construct. The difficulty of tracing a construct through history is highlighted. Att...
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The present study introduces a balanced survey of a range of behavioral and emotional experiences to assess impressions of a person’s childhood. Ninety-one undergraduates and 70 of their parents rated exposure to positive and negative social and solitary experiences. The survey demonstrated acceptable internal consistency and 4-week test–retest rel...
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The content of original song lyrics was manipulated to explore the relationship of nostalgia to identity and social connectedness. A sample of 96 undergraduates rated six attributes of four sets of lyrics and completed measures of identity exploration, styles of maintaining identity, nostalgia for their past, and nostalgia for a general historical...
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Emotion and topic were manipulated in original song lyrics. Participants completed Batcho's and Holbrook's nostalgia surveys and rated 6 sets of lyrics for happiness, sadness, anger, nostalgia, meaning, liking, and relevance. Nostalgic lyrics were characterized by bittersweet reverie, loss of the past, identity, and meaning. Contrary to theories li...
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Batcho's 1995 Nostalgia Inventory was completed by 210 respondents, 88 males and 122 females, ranging in age from 5 to 79 years old. Subjects scoring high on the Nostalgia Inventory rated the past more favorably than did subjects scoring low on the inventory but did not differ in ratings of the present or future. High-scoring individuals rated them...
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A survey was designed to assess nostalgia for 20 aspects of experience as well as relative judgments of the world past, present, and future. Surveys were completed by 648 respondents, 268 males and 380 females, ranging in age from 4 to 80 years old. Split-half reliability was .78. Test-retest reliability over a 1-wk. interval on a separate sample o...
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The effect of speed/accuracy instructions on preference for coding format was studied in a sequential same-different task. Visual coding was present in both the speed- and the accuracy-instruction conditions, but acoustic coding was present only in the speed condition, and only when that condition occurred before the accuracy condition. Results are...
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Using magnitude estimation, subjects made judgments of the seriousness of criminal offenses. These subjective judgments were affected by the information the subject was given concerning the maximum allowable prison sentences for the crimes. The influence of penalty information was evident for a variety of offenses at different levels of subjective...
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Thesis (M.A.)--Ohio State University. Bibliography: leaves 37-39.
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Thesis--Ohio State University. Bibliography: leaves 147-150.

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