The Psychology of Competition: A Social Comparison Perspective.

@article{Garca2013ThePO,
  title={The Psychology of Competition: A Social Comparison Perspective.},
  author={S. Miserachs Garc{\'i}a and A Johansen Tor and Tyrone M Schiff},
  journal={Perspectives on psychological science : a journal of the Association for Psychological Science},
  year={2013},
  volume={8 6},
  pages={
          634-50
        }
}
Social comparison-the tendency to self-evaluate by comparing ourselves to others-is an important source of competitive behavior. We propose a new model that distinguishes between individual and situational factors that increase social comparison and thus lead to a range of competitive attitudes and behavior. Individual factors are those that vary from person to person: the relevance of the performance dimension, the similarity of rivals, and their relationship closeness to the individual, as… CONTINUE READING

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