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Social comparison: The end of a theory and the emergence of a field

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  • Buunk, Abraham P. & Gibbons, Frederick X., 2007. "Social comparison: The end of a theory and the emergence of a field," Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Elsevier, vol. 102(1), pages 3-21, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jobhdp:v:102:y:2007:i:1:p:3-21
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