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The Science of Why We Compare Ourselves to Others

A neuroscientist explains our obsession with “upward social comparison bias.”

One of the most self-defeating things we do is compare ourselves to other people. Are we making as much money? Do we have as many friends? Is our lifestyle as glamorous?

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Erman Misirlisoy, PhD

Neuroscientist writing about brains, behavior, & health. Sign up for my free newsletter on the science of well-being: erman.substack.com