Accession Number : AD0728797

Title :   Social Comparison in a Complex Experimental Environment.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND

Personal Author(s) : Halpin,Stanley M.

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : Subjects were presented with three pieces of information about each of six other persons and asked to evaluate those persons in terms of their similarity to the subject. Subjects were also asked how interested they would be in having more information about the others, in discussing a complex game with them, and in playing the game with them. Subjects' perceptions of similarity were affected significantly by all three factors on which the stimulus persons varied. Covariance analysis controlling for the effects of perceived similarity revealed a preference for playing the game with another person who had been evaluated as higher in competence by the experimenter. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, *PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY)), DECISION MAKING, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE