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Festinger's classical social comparison theory deals with individuals' need to have accurate appraisals of their abilities and opinions. At the end of the 1970s and the early 1980s, however, researchers proposed that social comparison is not limited to self-evaluation. The paper reviews research conducted on social comparison processes in the classroom since Festinger proposed his theory of social comparison.
Updated: Mar. 04, 2009