The relationship of individual psychological characteristics of a person and the severity of subject-oriented comparisons



In the article, contemporary points of view as well as results of an empirical study of the motives and goals of social comparison are presented. Interrelationships between such personality traits as self-confidence, anxiety, empathy, auto-evaluation, as well as the traits identified by the «Big Five» test, on the one hand, and the tendency to follow certain goals of social comparison, on the other hand, are analyzed.

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Keywords: personality, social comparison, «Big Five», self-confidence, anxiety, empathy, auto-evaluation, behavior strategies in conflict situations

Journal rubric: Psychology of Personality

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Samoylenko E.S., Vasanov A.Y., Korbut A.V. The relationship of individual psychological characteristics of a person and the severity of subject-oriented comparisons. Eksperimental'naâ psihologiâ = Experimental Psychology (Russia), 2012. Vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 82–95. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Elena S. Samoylenko, Doctor of Psychology, Chief Researcher, Laboratory of Cognitive Processes and Mathematical Psychology, Institute of Psychology of RAS, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Alexey Y. Vasanov, Engineer-Researcher, Institute of Psychology, RAS, Program Developer, Center of Experimental Psychology, MCUPE, e-mail:

Anna V. Korbut, teacher of the Department of Psychology №18, Military University of the Ministry of Defense, Russia, e-mail:



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