Social Comparison Theory: * In Leon’s work on social comparison, he put out the need to understand against the lack of
Bibliography: Akiba, H. T. (2009). Title: Is cognitive dissonance an intrinsic property of the human mind? an experimental solution to a half-century debate. Retrieved from http://go.galegroup.com/ps/retrieve.do?sgHitCountType=None&sort=DA- SORT&inPS=true&prodId=PPPC&userGroupName=lincclin_bwcc&tabID=T002&searc hId=R4&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&contentSegment=&searchType=BasicSearchF orm¤tPosition=2&contentSet=GALE|A210089464&&docId=GALE|A210089464&docT ype=GALE&role= Although the least cited of all my sources, this research showed me the other theories that Festinger accomplished, and allowed me to realize and understand several other concepts that he was discussing during his lifetime. Arrowood, J. A. (1993). Social comparison: Contemporary theory and research. The Psychological Record, Retrieved from http://go.galegroup.com/ps/retrieve.do?sgHitCountType=None&sort=DA- SORT&inPS=true&prodId=PPPC&userGroupName=lincclin_bwcc&tabID=T002&searc hId=R6&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&contentSegment=&searchType=BasicSearchF orm¤tPosition=1&contentSet=GALE|A14082690&&docId=GALE|A14082690&docTyp e=GALE&role= This specific book review allowed me to understand how Festinger’s theory and how it was expanded upon and changed throughout the world of psychology. It helped me put into my notes how social psychology has changed because of Festinger’s thoughts. Festinger, L. (n.d.). A theory of social comparison process. Retrieved from http://www.soc.ucsb.edu/faculty/friedkin/Syllabi/Soc147/ATheoryofSocialComparisonPr ocesses.pdf This paper, written by Festinger himself was probably my best source of information on the subject of his Social Comparison Theory and its expansions. It showed me several experiments that he worked on, the results, and his personal input on it. Vidyarthi, P. R. (2010). Where do i stand? examining the effects of leader-member exchange social comparison on employee work behaviors. Retrieved from http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=3&hid=7&sid=11a33b29-3228-4f03-b804- 9b84eb75c36b@sessionmgr11&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ== This specific experiment and examination also allowed to me understand how Festinger’s theory is applied in the real life and out of the field of psychology. It really helped me realize how psychology in general explains a lot of factors in life. Zajonc, R. B. (1990). Leon festinger (1919–1989). Retrieved from http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?sid=ace87c6a-b57f-4c06- 8d16a7fc126ff457@sessionmgr104&vid=1&hid=107&bdata=JnNpdG U9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ== This article gave me a strong insight into Leon’s early life and accomplishments throughout his life. It also allowed me to understand how his style is implemented in social psychology today and what he’s done for the world of psychology.