Investigating the frequency of spontaneously generated social and temporal between-individual comparisons
MetadataShow full item record
Social and temporal comparison researchers to date have only looked at comparisons involving the self. The present investigation aims to extend comparison theory by examining social and temporal comparisons people make of others. Using movie reviews, the results support Festinger’s (1954) similarity hypothesis, such that lateral comparisons were more frequent than either upward or downward comparisons when the comparisons were social in nature. For temporal comparisons, on the other hand, there was no difference in the use of upward, downward, and lateral comparisons, which does not support Albert’s (1977) hypothesis that people are motivated to maintain a stable sense of self over time and should therefore prefer lateral comparisons over upward or downward comparisons. Implications about the use of between-individual comparisons as a way to expand comparison theory and the benefits of examining these types of comparisons for their own sake are discussed.
Cite this version of the work
Jennifer Kath (2008). Investigating the frequency of spontaneously generated social and temporal between-individual comparisons. UWSpace. http://hdl.handle.net/10012/3746
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Age-Related Changes in Vibro-Tactile EEG Response and Its Implications in BCI Applications: A Comparison Between Older and Younger Populations Chen, Mei Lin; Fu, Dannie; Boger, Jennifer; Jiang, Ning (IEEE, 2019-04)The rapid increase in the number of older adults around the world is accelerating research in applications to support age-related conditions, such as brain-computer interface (BCI) applications for post-stroke neurorehabilitation. ...
Wong, Stephanie; Srinivasan, Sruthi; Murphy, Paul J.; Jones, Lyndon W. (Elsevier, 2018-11-07)Purpose To measure the degree of meibomian gland (MG) dropout in the lower eyelid determined by analysis of images obtained from the LipiView II (LVII) and the Keratograph 5M (K5M). Methods The inferior eyelid of each ...
Comparison of porcine brain mechanical properties to potential tissue simulant materials in quasi-static and sinusoidal compression Singh, D.; Boakye-Yiadom, S.; Cronin, D.S. (Elsevier, 2019-07-19)In both finite element and physical surrogate models of head blast injury, accurate material properties of the brain and/or tissue simulants are necessary to ensure biofidelity in predicted response. Thus, there is a need ...