Social comparison and risk judgment: recent work and new directions
AbstractWhen people attempt to evaluate their personal standing on a variety of dimensions, they often compare themselves with others. This assertion was central to the development of social comparison theory (Festinger, 1954), and has stimulated nearly 50 years of research primarily in the areas of social psychology, clinical psychology, organizational behavior, and sociology. Social comparison processes have been explored in a broad range of domains including coping, negotiation, academic and work performance, happiness, emotion, and motivation. Numerous volumes have appeared on extensions and applications of the theory, including a recent handbook edited by Suls and Wheeler (2000).
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Volume (Year): 7 (2002)
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