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Social Comparison, Effects on Relationships

  • By: Shira Gabriel
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Imagine a couple, Tony and Maria. Tony and Maria spend lots of time together, as many couples do, doing things together and sharing their victories and disappointments. But how do Tony and Maria affect each other's self-concepts? How will Tony feel ...

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