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Social Comparison and Social Psychology

Understanding Cognition, Intergroup Relations, and Culture

by Serge Guimond

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  • 21 Currently reading

Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social, group or collective psychology,
  • Psychology,
  • Personality,
  • Psychology & Psychiatry / Social Psychology,
  • Cognition and culture,
  • Intergroup relations,
  • Social groups

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages370
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7748348M
    ISBN 100521608449
    ISBN 109780521608442

      Distinguished by its current-events emphasis, strong diversity coverage, and engaging connections drawn between social psychology and students' everyday lives, Social Psychology, Eighth Edition, remains one of the most scholarly and well-written texts in its field. Integrating classic and contemporary research, the text also includes comprehensive coverage of social cognition and Reviews: 1. Abstract. Social comparison is a pervasive and fundamental feature of group life. People compare themselves with fellow group members, they compare themselves with people in other groups, and they compare their own group with other by:

    Darley, J. M., Aronson, E. (). Self-evaluation vs. direct anxiety reduction as determinants of the fear-affiliation relationship. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, , 2 (Supplement 1), Darley, J. M. (). Fear and social comparison as determinants of conformity behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 4(1 Cited by: Comparison of objects, events, and situations is integral to judgment; comparisons of the self with other people comprise one of the building blocks of human conduct and experience. After four decades of research, the topic of social comparison is more popular than ever.4/5(2).

    social comparison theory with more recent ones into a coherent account of the key psychological forces that increase social comparison and, in turn, competitiveness. We draw not only on research that has directly exam-ined competition but also on studies in social compari-son and related fields that have significant implications for its by:   According to the social comparison theory, we determine our personal self-worth based on how we compare to others around us. Sure, there is no harm in .


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Social Comparison and Social Psychology by Serge Guimond Download PDF EPUB FB2

Comparison of objects, events, and situations is integral to judgment; comparisons of the self with other people comprise one of the building blocks of human conduct and experience. After four decades of research, the topic of social comparison is more popular than : $ Social comparison theory was first proposed in by psychologist Leon Festinger and suggested that people have an innate drive to evaluate themselves, often in comparison to others.

People make all kinds of judgments about themselves, and one of the key ways that we do this is through social comparison, or analyzing the self in relation to.

Social Comparison Theories: Key Readings offers a core and comprehensive collection of readings that focus on the motivations and mechanisms underlying social comparison effects, the role of social comparison processes in everyday life, the similarities and differences between interpersonal and inter-group social comparisons, and the strategies Price: $ Social Comparison Theory: #N# What Is Social Comparison Theory?#N# #N.

The Social Comparison Theory was developed by social psychologist Leon Festinger. There are two versions of this theory. The old one states that members of a particular group would want to be parallel with each other because a uniform agreement must be made so that the group is able to come up with a common decision.

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only do ebook promotions online and we does not distribute any free download of ebook on this site. In the early ’s, the Behavioral Sciences Division of the Ford Foundation gave Leon Festinger a grant, which was part of the program of the Laboratory for Research in Social Relations.

From this grant, he was able to write his first document on the Social Comparison Theory and published it in the Journal of Human Relations in Social Identity Social Comparison Relative Deprivation Social Identity Theory Experimental Social Psychology These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors.

This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm by: A Theory of Social Comparison Processes, Retrieved Septemfrom database A Theory of Social Comparison Processes Leon Festinger∗ In this paper we shall present a further development of a previously published theory concerning opinion Cited by: Social comparison theory states that individuals determine their own social and personal worth based on how they stack up against others.

People sometimes compare themselves to others as a way of. This interest culminated in the publication of Suls and Miller's () book on social comparison. Interest in social comparison is predicted to remain high because of the centrality of social comparison processes in overall self-evaluation and their relevance to a wide range of social psychological concerns, including by: Ladd Wheeler, Jerry Suls, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (Second Edition), Assimilation and Contrast.

Until the s, most students of social comparison theory believed that comparison always led to contrast with the comparison target. That is, an upward comparison (with someone better) lowered a person's self-evaluation, and a downward comparison.

Social comparison theory was initially proposed in by Leon Festinger, an American social psychologist best known for his contributions to social comparison theory and the concept of cognitive theory can be defined as the process of thinking and comparing information about one or more people concerning the self (Gerber & Wheeler, ).

This textbook presents core concepts common to introductory social psychology courses. The 8 units include 27 modules covering key social psych topics such as research methods, group processes, social influence, and relationships. This book can be modified: feel free to add or remove modules to better suit your specific needs.

Each module in this book is accompanied by instructor's manual 4/5(7). Social comparisons — which too often result in feelings of envy — are a bad thing in anyone’s life.

We’ve all heard about the “grass is always greener” effect because it’s true. that negative social comparison on Facebook would be associated with increases in depres-sive symptoms 3 weeks later through its asso-ciation with increases in rumination.

We con-trolled for general social comparison tendencies (i.e., social comparison not specific to Face-book) to examine the specific effects of Face-book social Size: KB. Social comparison motivations or 'motives' include self-evaluation, self-enhancement, and upward and downward social comparison' (Tigges, ).

As this theory has been continually reviewed and researched, Festinger's original theory has been altered, but many of the fundamental aspects remain. Social networking sites (SNSs), such as Facebook, provide abundant social comparison opportunities.

Given the widespread use of SNSs, the purpose of the present set of studies was to examine the. Social comparison theory, initially proposed by social psychologist Leon Festinger incenters on the belief that there is a drive within individuals to gain accurate self-evaluations.

The theory explains how individuals evaluate their own opinions and abilities by comparing themselves to others in order to reduce uncertainty in these domains, and learn how to define the self. Cambridge University Press - Social Comparison and Social Psychology - Understanding Cognition, Intergroup Relations, and Culture - edited by Serge Guimond Excerpt.

Introduction: social comparison processes and levels of analysis. This study examined the implications for social comparison theory of the proposition that women have lower self-confidence than men when there is a socially defined standard of performance.

A Theory of Social Comparison Processes. Leon Festinger. Human Relations 7: 2, Download Citation. If you have the appropriate software installed, you can download article citation data to the citation manager of your choice. Simply select your manager software from the list below and click on download.

Journal of Social Cited by: Social psychology 1 Social psychology Social psychology is the scientific study of how people's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others.[1] By this definition, scientific refers to the empirical method of investigation.

The terms thoughts, feelings, and behaviors include all of the psychological variables that areFile Size: KB.