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Unformatted text preview: Two types of models: o Proxi model o Triadic model When people do this they are trying to make themselves feel better either by comparing themselves to better people, trying to make themselves better, or comparing to those who they view as lower than them Schadenfreude: Dark Joy (taking joy in other peoples misery; German term) Critical Viewing o Watch with a critical and really try to figure out whats going on; use of subtext What to Take away from Article: Know what social comparison theory is Understand idea of critical viewing Reinforce experience People exposed to thin ideal messages are more likely to follow these idea Understand theoretical bases, conclusions and how author got there...
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- Spring '08