• Publications
  • Influence
Social comparison, social media, and self-esteem.
Social networking sites (SNSs), such as Facebook, provide abundant social comparison opportunities. Given the widespread use of SNSs, the purpose of the present set of studies was to examine theExpand
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Who compares and despairs? The effect of social comparison orientation on social media use and its outcomes.
Abstract People vary in their tendencies to compare themselves to others, an individual difference variable called social comparison orientation (SCO). Social networking sites provide informationExpand
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Psychological Outcomes Associated with Stay-at-Home Orders and the Perceived Impact of COVID-19 on Daily Life
Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the widespread implementation of extraordinary physical distancing interventions (e.g., stay-at-home orders) to slow the spread of the virus.Expand
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Cultural Differences in Unrealistic Optimism and Pessimism: The Role of Egocentrism and Direct Versus Indirect Comparison Measures
Recent research has raised questions regarding the consistency of unrealistic optimism and related self-enhancing tendencies, both within cultures and across cultures. The current study testedExpand
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The desirability bias in predictions: Going optimistic without leaving realism
Does desire for an outcome inflate optimism? Previous experiments have produced mixed results regarding the desirability bias, with the bulk of supportive findings coming from one paradigm—theExpand
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Are direct or indirect measures of comparative risk better predictors of concern and behavioural intentions?
  • Jason P. Rose
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychology & health
  • 1 February 2010
Recent research has shown that comparative risk perceptions account for unique variance in concern and behavioural intentions, above and beyond absolute self risk perceptions. However, comparativeExpand
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Assessment of Decision‐making Competence in Preadolescence
Recent research using late adolescent (18–19 years) and adult samples suggests that within-subject performance on a variety of standard, controlled laboratory tasks reflects a higher-order positiveExpand
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Interhemispheric interaction and egocentrism: the role of handedness in social comparative judgement.
Previous research has shown that people are egocentrically biased when making judgements that require a self-to-peer comparison - leading to above-/below-average effects and comparativeExpand
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Why does choice enhance treatment effectiveness? Using placebo treatments to demonstrate the role of personal control.
In modern health care, individuals frequently exercise choice over health treatment alternatives. A growing body of research suggests that when individuals choose between treatment options, treatmentExpand
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