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Campus Life

A Non-Traditional Lourdes Community: One Student's Perspective

I pull into the parking lot with ten minutes to spare. Just enough time to inhale my dinner and finish reading the last few confusing lines of "Faerie Queene". Unfortunately, I barely remember the context. My attempts at comprehension were interrupted by preschool tantrums, teenage emotional meltdowns, and commercial- sized piles of laundry. But I am here; I have been up since 6:00 a.m...

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Social Comparison Theory and the Lourdes Community

The American social psychologist , Leon Festinger, established a theory known as the Social Comparison Theory, which argues that humans are naturally attracted to similar individuals and tend to, unintentionally, avoid dissimilar individuals. How often is this observed through the community today?

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