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Social Comparison Theory

The Downward Spiral of Upward Social Comparison

Comparisons among peers, acted out as situations around a fashion photo shoot and party, mixed with narrated citations. An unusual video format, with lots of good research info about media and peer comparisons affecting body image, drinking, eating disorders, identity, racism, individuality, suicide, and more.

Social Comparison Theory

Sandra Kiume

Sandra Kiume is a mental health advocate from Vancouver, Canada, and the founder of @unsuicide. Along with maintaining Channel N, she contributes to World of Psychology.

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Kiume, S. (2011). Social Comparison Theory. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 23, 2019, from


Last updated: 14 Jul 2011
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