Lukas Kiessling was a guest in the Campus Talks series on ARD alpha
Do performance comparisons make you sick in the long run?
Lukas Kiessling presents the results of his research in the Campus Talks series on ARD alpha: "The Long-Run Effects of Peers on Mental Health".
True to the motto "My house, my car, my boat", we consciously or unconsciously measure ourselves against others throughout our lives. Humans tend to compare. Lukas Kiessling gets to the bottom of this phenomenon.
The constant comparison already starts at school with the question: How good was my math grade compared to those of my classmates?
But what are the consequences of such comparisons?
What role do social comparisons play in my personal well-being? To answer such questions, robust empirical studies are needed. In Campus Talk, Dr. Lukas Kiessling presents the results of his research, which investigates the long-term effects of social comparisons at school age on one's psychological well-being over decades.