There are ways to temper your toughest critic and take constructive control of your feelings.
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Stephen Garcia Ph.D.
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Stephen Garcia, Ph.D., is an associate professor of psychology and of organizational studies at the University of Michigan. He primarily researches the psychology of competition and social comparison.