Camille Johnson, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Organization and Management at San Jose State University. She has earned degrees from Carleton College, Claremont Graduate University, the Ohio State University, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University, Graduate School of Business. She studies how comparing yourself to others influences self-esteem, performance, and choices. She also studies the content of interracial interactions and the experiences of first-generation university students.
Social comparison is one of the grand old theories of social psychology. It explains how we come to understand ourselves and the world. This blog is about how we use social comparison in everyday life, and how we can strategically use comparisons to better our lives.