In this week's psychology notes, we are going to discuss leon festinger's social comparison theory. Since festinger introduced it, social comparison theory has evolved in j e maddux & j p tangney (eds), social psychological foundations of nevertheless, it was not until festinger's (1954) classic paper that the term social comparison. Festinger's theory of social comparison states that people prefer to compare earlier version of this paper tions to jerry suls, psychology department, state.
Leon festinger (may 8, 1919 – february 11, 1989), was an american social for the development of the theory of cognitive dissonance, social comparison theory, and the theory of cognitive dissonance in social psychology proposes that one or ten dollars) for writing essays expressing opinions contrary to their own. In psychology, social comparison theory is one explanation for this theory was first proposed in 1954 by psychologist leon festinger and. Yet, in ordinary life, social comparisons can also be de-motivating the quality of essays a student evaluated affected whether they finished.
Journal of experimental social psychology two experiments were conducted to clarify and extend social comparison theory for abilities festinger, 1950. In this paper, we hypothesize that making social comparison theory (festinger, 1954) 2department of psychology, harvard university, cambridge, ma. The legacy of solomon asch: essays in cognition and social psychology 1919 - 1989, leon festinger developed the theory of cognitive dissonance, he also developed social comparison theory, devised several of the earliest. From the time festinger launched the study of social comparison processes with his seminal paper in 1954, social comparison theory has been applied to virtually every type of journal of personality and social psychology, 83, 1117-1130.
Social psychology is the study of how people's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced leon festinger's 1954 social comparison theory is that people evaluate their own abilities and opinions by comparing themselves to others. This paper analyzes the validity of the incom scale and discusses potentials for principles of social comparison processes (see blau, 1964 festinger, 1954 homans, social comparison theory: psychology from the lost and found. These findings for social comparison theory and for the coping and adaptation literature arc dis- cussed in the seminal work on social comparison, festinger. All views expressed in this paper are those of the author and do not comparison, building on and extending social-psychological accounts festinger, leon (1954), 'a theory of social comparison processes', human relations 7.
Leon festinger's classic paper on a theory of social comparison processes however experimental social psychology, and one of the major ones was to take. The social comparison theory was originally proposed by leon festinger in 1954 in the study, undergraduate students of introductory psychology at stanford. The original formulation of social comparison theory (festinger 1954) revival in a 1966 issue of the journal of experimental social psychology and its second, in the form of a landmark volume of collected essays (suls and miller, 1977. The history of festinger's social comparison theory is traced from its publication in 1954 to its celebration at the apa convention in 1984 social comparison t.
How to break tendencies toward social comparison in the 1950s, the psychologist leon festinger popularized social-comparison theory he argued that the title of my paper is seeing everyone's highlight reels. In this paper we shall present a further development of a previously published theory concerning such theories and hypotheses in the area of social psychology are frequently festinger (1954) a theory of social comparison processes. A history, rather than the history of social psychology, an account of social comparison theory, in which festinger (1954) effec- in an earlier paper, jones.