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Handbook of Social Comparison

Theory and Research

  • Jerry Suls
  • Ladd Wheeler

Part of the The Springer Series in Social Clinical Psychology book series (SSSC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Foundations of Social Comparison

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. George R. Goethals, William M. P. Klein
      Pages 23-44
    3. René Martin
      Pages 67-80
    4. Donelson R. Forsyth
      Pages 81-103
    5. Jerry Suls
      Pages 105-122
    6. Steven R. H. Beach, Abraham Tesser
      Pages 123-140
    7. Ladd Wheeler
      Pages 141-158
    8. Rebecca L. Collins
      Pages 159-171
    9. Douglas H. Wedell, Allen Parducci
      Pages 223-252
    10. Thomas Mussweiler, Fritz Strack
      Pages 253-270
    11. Mark D. Alicke
      Pages 271-293
    12. James A. Kulik, Heike I. M. Mahler
      Pages 295-320
  4. Related Social Phenomena

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 321-321
    2. Joachim Krueger
      Pages 323-351
    3. David Dunning
      Pages 353-378
    4. James M. Olson, Oswald Buhrmann, Neal J. Roese
      Pages 379-398
  5. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 399-399
    2. Michael A. Hogg
      Pages 401-421
    3. Robert Folger, Edward Eliyahu Kass
      Pages 423-441
    4. Howard Tennen, Tara Eberhardt Mckee, Glenn Affleck
      Pages 443-483
  6. Commentary

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 485-485
    2. Bram P. Buunk, Frederick X. Gibbons
      Pages 487-499
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 501-504

About this book

Introduction

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. In this timely handbook a distinguished roster of researchers and theoreticians describe where the field has been since its development in the early 1950s and where it is likely to go next.

Keywords

Action Assimilation Emotion Evaluation Evolution Perception attribution

Editors and affiliations

  • Jerry Suls
    • 1
  • Ladd Wheeler
    • 2
  1. 1.University of IowaIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.University of New South WalesSydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-4237-7
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6903-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4237-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2528
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