DOWNWARD SOCIAL COMPARISON

A method of self-protection where we compare ourselves with people are less well off.

DOWNWARD SOCIAL COMPARISON: "The downward social comparison sees a sick persom compare themselves to a dying person."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "DOWNWARD SOCIAL COMPARISON," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/downward-social-comparison/ (accessed November 19, 2017).
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