Tag: nostalgia

The Importance of Reminiscing the Past

The Importance of Reminiscing the Past

  Nostalgia; the feeling of longing or wistful affection for the past. This term was first coined by Swiss doctor, Johannes Hoffer, in 1688. Doctor Hoffer believed people who were “victims” of nostalgia suffered from a psychopathological disease. Although nostalgia can bring feelings of sadness or even regret, it has been proven that is actually… Read more »

The Benefits of Nostalgia

Reminiscence is the behavior of reflecting on your past while nostalgia is the emotional response that reminiscence can trigger. Clay Routledge, Ph.D., an associate professor of psychology at North Dakota State University, just published a study that extols the benefits of reminiscing to induce nostalgia. The study determined that allowing ourselves to re-live memories results… Read more »