Monthly Archives: December 2012

Het effect van sociale vergelijkingsinformatie op de levenssatisfactie van fragiele ouderen

Social comparison is increasingly recognized as an important cognitive process in adaptation to old age. By comparing themselves with age peers who are doing worse, i.e., downward comparison, older persons can make an adjusted assessment that allows them to reinterpret their present lives in a positive manner. “Even though I can no longer do my own shopping, I’m still fortunate compared to those who can not leave their houses at all”. In this way, older persons may preserve a certain level of… Continue reading

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