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Social Comparison and Social Psychology
Understanding Cognition, Intergroup Relations, and Culture

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  • Editor: Serge Guimond, Université de Clermont-Ferrand II (Université Blaise Pascal), France
Bram P. Buunk, Frederick X. Gibbons, Thomas Mussweiler, Katja Ruter, Kai Epstude, Rasyid Bo Sanitioso, Martin A. Conway, Sophie Brunot, Sandrine Redersdorff, Serge Guimond, Hanna Zagefka, Rupert Brown, Delphine Martinot, Donna M. Garcia, Nyla R. Branscombe, Serge Desmarais, Stephanie S. Gee, Vincent Yzerbyt, Muriel Dumont, Bernard Mathieu, Ernestine Gordijn, Daniel Wigboldus, Michael Dambrun, Donald M. Taylor, Eleonore Seron, Vincent Yzerbyt, Tom Postmes, Susan T. Fiske, Amy J.C. Cuddy, Armand Chatard, Peter Glick, Michael Desert, Jacques Philippe Leyens, A. Chatard, R. Crisp, S. Haque, J.-P. Leyens, F. Lorenzi-Cioldi
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  • Date Published: December 2005
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521608442

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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.

    • Social comparison is a very hot topic in social psychology at the present; provides coverage of the latest theoretical and empirical developments in social comparison research
    • Deals, for the first time, with the role of social comparison in the study of cultural differences and similarities
    • Contributors are scholars of international reputation and leading research figures in Europe and North America
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    • Date Published: December 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521608442
    • length: 370 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 154 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.595kg
    • contains: 13 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Cognition: Comparison Processes Within and Between Individuals:
    1. Social comparison orientation: a new perspective: those who do, and those who don't compare with others Bram P. Buunk and Frederick X. Gibbons
    2. The why, who and how of social comparison: a social-cognition perspective Thomas Mussweiler, Katja Ruter and Kai Epstude
    3. Autobiographical memory, the self and comparison processes Rasyid Bo Sanitioso, Martin A. Conway, and Sophie Brunot
    4. Comparing oneself over time: the temporal dimension in social comparison Sandrine Redersdorff and Serge Guimond
    Part II. Intergroup Relations: Comparison Processes Within and Between Groups:
    5. Predicting comparison choices in intergroup settings: a new look Hanna Zagefka and Rupert Brown
    6. The variable impact of upward and downward social comparisons on self-esteem: when the level of analysis matters Delphine Martinot and Sandrine Redersdorff
    7. Attitudes toward redistributive social politicies: the effects of social comparisons and policy experience Donna M. Garcia, Nyla R. Branscombe, Serge Desmarais and Stephanie S. Gee
    8. Social comparison and group-based emotions Vincent Yzerbyt, Muriel Dumont, Bernard Mathieu, Ernestine Gordijn and Daniel Wigboldus
    9. The counter-intuitive effects of Relative Gratification on intergroup attitudes: ecological validity, moderators and mediators Michael Dambrun, Serge Guimond and Donald M. Taylor
    10. Social comparison and the personal-group discrimination discrepancy Muriel Dumont, Eleonore Seron, Vincent Yzerbyt and Tom Postmes
    Part III. Cultures: Comparison Processes Within and Across Cultures:
    11. Stereotype content across cultures as a function of group status Susan T. Fiske and Amy J. C. Cuddy
    12. The cultural norm of individualism and group status: implications for social comparisons Fabio Lorenzi-Cioldi and Armand Chatard
    13. Ambivalent sexism, power distance, and gender inequality across cultures Peter Glick
    14. Social comparisons across cultures I: gender stereotypes in high and low power distance cultures Michael Desert and Jacques Philippe Leyens
    15. Social comparisons across cultures II: change and stability in self-views - experimental evidence S. Guimond, A. Chatard, N. R. Branscombe, S. Brunot, B. P. Buumk, M.A. Conway, R. Crisp, M. Dambrun, M. Desert, D. M. Garcia, S. Haque, J-P. Leyens, F. Lorenzi-Cioldi, D. Martinot, S. REdersdorff and V. Yzerbyt.

  • Editor

    Serge Guimond, Université de Clermont-Ferrand II (Université Blaise Pascal), France
    Serge Guimond is Professor of Psychology at the Universite Blaise Pascal in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

    Contributors

    Bram P. Buunk, Frederick X. Gibbons, Thomas Mussweiler, Katja Ruter, Kai Epstude, Rasyid Bo Sanitioso, Martin A. Conway, Sophie Brunot, Sandrine Redersdorff, Serge Guimond, Hanna Zagefka, Rupert Brown, Delphine Martinot, Donna M. Garcia, Nyla R. Branscombe, Serge Desmarais, Stephanie S. Gee, Vincent Yzerbyt, Muriel Dumont, Bernard Mathieu, Ernestine Gordijn, Daniel Wigboldus, Michael Dambrun, Donald M. Taylor, Eleonore Seron, Vincent Yzerbyt, Tom Postmes, Susan T. Fiske, Amy J.C. Cuddy, Armand Chatard, Peter Glick, Michael Desert, Jacques Philippe Leyens, A. Chatard, R. Crisp, S. Haque, J.-P. Leyens, F. Lorenzi-Cioldi

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