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Much of our knowledge about ourselves, and about the world in which we live, is based on a process of social comparison. Our tendency to appraise events, objects, people, and social groups by making comparisons has captured the interest of social psychologists for over half a century. This volume provides an up-to-date synthesis of the latest theoretical and empirical developments in social psychology through research on social comparison processes. With chapters by leading theorists and internationally renowned researchers, it provides invaluable information on the role of this process of comparison as it occurs within a single individual over time, between individuals, and between social groups. It also features an original international study testing the universality of the effects of social comparison on the self. This book will appeal to scholars and students alike and will serve as an important reference for the study of cognition, intergroup relations and culture.


"The 35 psychologists who contributed to the 17 chapters of this volume hale from France, the United States, Belgium, England, Canada, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Malaysia. The representation of nine countries and five native languages highlights the extent to which psychological research of high quality defies geographic and linguistic barriers and becomes global."
-Noach Milgram, PsycCritiques

"Social Comparision and Social Psychology: Understanding Cognition, Intergroup Relations, and Culture does a very good job of highlighting the importance of social comparision....It seems only natural to predict that this volume is going to inspire new social comparision research groups and culture, which i believe, will make an important constribution to both theory and society."
-Paul A. M. Van Lange, American Journal of Psychology

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