Self Other Comparisons Analytical Essay by ResearchRiter

Self Other Comparisons
This paper looks at self-other comparisons and impact on self concept.
# 126398 | 1,500 words | 16 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Psychology (Social) , Sociology (Theory) , Philosophy (General)

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This paper provides an analysis of self-other comparisons, particularly for the ability of upward self-other comparisons in which the individual views himself or herself comparatively worse than the compared to have a negative impact on self-concept. Data collection from personal observations is used to support the analysis.

From the Paper:

"Self-other comparisons are an inevitable aspect of human existence. Self-other comparisons can be upward or downward depending on how the self views the other in the comparison comparatively better in downward and comparatively worse in upward. Lin and Tsai note that comparisons affect people's self-perception with upward comparisons negatively affecting people's self-perception and downward comparisons positively affecting people's self-perception. Since self-concept is shaped by self-other comparisons the focus of this paper will be to select several instances from the data that informs this process. How self-other comparisons ..."

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