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ERIC Number: EJ464520
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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ISSN: ISSN-0012-1649
Developmental Expectations for the Self and Most Other People: Age Grading in Three Functions of Social Comparison.
Heckhausen, Jutta; Krueger, Joachim
Developmental Psychology, v29 n3 p539-48 May 1993
Analyzed young, middle-aged, and old adults' ratings of person-descriptive attributes with respect to developmental change throughout adulthood for themselves and other people. Also assessed aspects of subjective identification with age groups. Findings suggested three modes of social comparison: self-assessment, self-enhancement involving favorable expectations for old age, and self-improvement expressed in developmental aspirations. (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany (Berlin)