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dc.contributor.authorPoerio, Giulia L
dc.contributor.authorTotterdell, Peter
dc.contributor.authorEmerson, Lisa-Marie
dc.contributor.authorMiles, Eleanor
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-08T04:17:00Z
dc.date.available2017-11-08T04:17:00Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn0269-9931
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02699931.2015.1049516
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/352182
dc.description.abstractPeople are known to engage in behaviours aimed at replenishing social connectedness after their sense of belonging is threatened. We explored whether the mental strategy of daydreaming about significant others could have similar effects by acting as an imaginary substitute when loved ones are unavailable. Following a loneliness induction, participants (N = 126) were asked to either daydream about a significant other, daydream about a non-social scenario or complete a control task. Social daydreamers showed significantly increased feelings of connection, love and belonging compared to non-social daydreamers and control participants. Consistent with the proposition that social daydreaming replenished connectedness, social daydreamers also behaved more pro-socially and expressed less of a desire to interact with others after daydreaming. These findings demonstrate that through imagination, social daydreaming can replenish connectedness providing a potential strategy for enhancing socio-emotional well-being.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1197
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1207
dc.relation.ispartofissue6
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCognition and Emotion
dc.relation.ispartofvolume30
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170199
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1702
dc.titleHelping the heart grow fonder during absence: Daydreaming about significant others replenishes connectedness after induced loneliness
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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gro.rights.copyright© 2015 The Author(s). Published by Taylor & Francis. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorEmerson, Lisa Marie


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