RELATIVE DEPRIVATION

A feeling of deprivation occurring when one compares themselves to another, regardless of objective reality. Se also: social comparison theory.

RELATIVE DEPRIVATION: "The subject experienced relative deprivation because of their lack of material possessions."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "RELATIVE DEPRIVATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/relative-deprivation/ (accessed February 22, 2020).
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