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Perceptions of Your Own Life

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Jed is a relatively happy person who is content with his job, possessions, and family. Pete, a co-worker, invites Jed to his home for dinner, and Jed is stunned by Pete's beautiful house, car, and wife. Jed has no idea how Pete came into this good fortune and begins to look with disdain on his house, possessions, and wife.

Jed's behavior can best be explained by

A

generalization.

B

relative deprivation.

C

subjective well-being.

D

transference.

E

catharsis.