Chapter 14. Social Comparison Motives in Ongoing Groups

  1. Michael A. Hogg and
  2. R. Scott Tindale
  1. John Darley

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470998458.ch14

Blackwell Handbook of Social Psychology: Group Processes

Blackwell Handbook of Social Psychology: Group Processes

How to Cite

Darley, J. (2001) Social Comparison Motives in Ongoing Groups, in Blackwell Handbook of Social Psychology: Group Processes (eds M. A. Hogg and R. S. Tindale), Blackwell Publishers Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470998458.ch14

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631208655

Online ISBN: 9780470998458

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Keywords:

  • social comparison;
  • comparison theory;
  • social identity;
  • computer application;
  • social competencies

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • A Taxonomy of Groups

  • What Characteristics and Abilities does the Group Value?

  • How does the Group Convey Self-Esteem to its Members?

  • Groups Exist in Ecological Settings

  • Emergent Functions in Group Settings

  • The Consequences of Giving or Denying Individuals Self-Esteem within Groups

  • Chapter Overview