Stephen Garcia Ph.D.

Stephen Garcia, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Davis. Stephen was previously on the faculty at the University of Michigan where he most recently held a joint appointment as Professor of Psychology and Professor of Organizational Studies. His research explores the psychology of competition as well as judgment and decision-making. His work has implications for understanding competition and cooperation in business and organizational settings. In addition to Psychology Today, his research has also been featured in outlets such as The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and The Washington Post. Stephen is a graduate of Stanford, Harvard, and Princeton.

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