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What does your choice of reference groups tell you about the concept of social comparison?

In thinking about your own tendencies to engage in social comparison can you identify different reference groups that you use to assess distinct kinds of behavior?What does your choice of reference groups tell you about the concept of social comparison?

 

What does your choice of reference groups tell you about the concept of social comparison?

Leon Festinger’s social comparison theory suggests that we compare ourselves to members of a reference group in order to assess our own behavior. In thinking about your own tendencies to engage in social comparison can you identify different reference groups that you use to assess distinct kinds of behavior (e.g. academic performance athletic performance etc.)?

What does your choice of reference groups tell you about the concept of social comparison?

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Psychology Applied to Modern Life: Adjustment in the 21st Century

Wayne Weiten Dana S. Dunn and Elizabeth Yost Hammer 2018

Cengage Learning

ISBN.13: 978-1-305-96847-9

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