The Comparison Trap

Do you compare yourself to Elon Musk? Don’t. In a world where followers and likes can seem like rock-solid proof of a person's worth, you don't have to take the bait. Cover Image: Dean Alexander
The Comparison Trap

Mirror, Mirror

By Rebecca Webber

Social comparison is how we evaluate ourselves. But in the age of social media, it can have its downsides.

Is Facebook Making You Depressed?

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.

New research suggests who’s at risk for depression from too much Facebook use
Michael Johnson ("TheBusyBrain")/Flickr Creative Commons

The Perils of Comparison

By Juliana Breines Ph.D.

We all do it. Here's why we should stop.
Alexander Cahlenstein / Flickr / CC 2.0

When Envy Is Good for You

By David Ludden Ph.D.

The debate about “benign” and “malicious” envy