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Unformatted text preview: • Occurs among friend groups • Occurs when we want somebody to like us • Occurs unconsciously, not deliberately to “smooth” social relations Self-evaluation maintenance model • 2 fundamental self-evaluative processes o Comparison process – comparing our own performance o Reflection process – taking pride in others o Key parameters: Relevance of the domain –TROUBLE when activity is central to our self-esteem Closeness (of the outperforming other) – TROUBLE when we are close to the other person Performance – TROUBLE when performance of the other is higher than ours o To reduce discomfort - distance self, change how relevant the task is to self, change your performance relative to the other o Basking in Reflected Glory (BIRGing) Relevance- activity is not central to our self-esteem Closeness – close to the other person Performance – performance of other person is high...
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- Fall '08
- Psychology, Leon Festinger, Social comparison theory, particular trait