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Health, coping, and well-being : perspectives from social comparison theory

Author: Bram Buunk; Frederick X Gibbons
Publisher: Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume presents an overview of the various ways in which social comparison theory has been applied to issues related to health, coping and well-being, and also to point out how these  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Health, coping, and well-being.
Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1997
(OCoLC)631307251
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bram Buunk; Frederick X Gibbons
ISBN: 0805818588 9780805818581
OCLC Number: 36170569
Description: ix, 450 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Social comparison in health and illness : a historical overview / Bram P. Buunk, Frederick X. Gibbons and Monica Reis-Bergan --
Social comparison and unrealistic optimism about personal risk / William M. Klein and Neil D. Weinstein --
Health images and their effects on health behavior / Frederick X. Gibbons and Meg Gerrard --
Social comparison processes and AIDS risk and AIDS preventive behavior / Stephen J. Misovich, Jeffrey D. Fisher and William A. Fisher --
Future-oriented aspects of social comparisons : a framework for studying health-related comparison activity / Lisa G. Aspinwall --
Modes and families of coping : an analysis of social comparison in the structure of other cognitive and behavioral mechanisms / Thomas Ashby Wills --
Social comparison, lay referral and the decision to seek medical care / Jerry Suls, Rene Martin and Howard Leventhal --
Social comparison, affiliation and coping with acute medical threats / James A. Kulik and Heike I.M. Mahler --
Social comparison as a coping process : a critical review and application to chronic pain disorders / Howard Tennen and Glenn Affleck --
Social comparisons among cancer patients : under what conditions are comparisons upward and downward / Joanne V. Wood and Karen VanderZee --
Social comparisons and subjective well-being / Ed Diener and Fran Fujita --
Social comparisons and occupational stress : the identification-contrast model / Bram P. Buunk and Jan F. Ybema --
Social comparison processes in depression / Anthony H. Ahrens and Lauren B. Alloy --
Social comparison and health : a process model / Howard Leventhal, Shawna Hudson and Chantal Robitaille.
Responsibility: edited by Bram P. Buunk, Frederick X. Gibbons.
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