Both reminiscence and nostalgia refer to thinking about the past, but where is the line between them?
I am looking into how reminiscence affects meaning in life and have found that most research focuses on nostalgia. I am trying to figure out what the difference is. I thought that reminiscence refers to thinking about and recalling the past (for a variety of reasons), and that nostalgia is the feelings of longing that arise as a result of reminiscence. However I am struggling to find a distinction in the literature.
If anyone has a good definition/ can point me to where might clarify this I'd be very grateful!