Stephen M Garcia
Adjunct Faculty Associate, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research
As a social psychologist, Stephen is interested in decision-making and social comparison. Current projects examine social comparison factors that shape competition and willingness to enter profitable joint ventures.
- Garcia, Stephen M, Georgellis, Y , Gregoriou, A , Ozbilgin, M . 2019. Pay Referents and Satisfaction with Pay: Does Occupational Proximity Matter?. British Journal of Management
- Garcia, Stephen M, Reese, Zachary A, Tor, Avishalom . 2019. Social Comparison Before, During, and After the Competition. Social Comparison, Judgment and Behavior
- Garcia, Stephen M, Weaver, Kimberlee . 2019. The adding-and-averaging effect in bundles of information: Preference reversals across joint and separate evaluation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied 24(3):296-305.
- Garcia, Stephen M, Weaver, Kimberlee , Chen, Patricia . 2019. The Status Signals Paradox. Social Psychological and Personality Science 10(5):690-696.
- Garcia, Stephen M, Wu, Kaidi , Kopelman, Shirli . 2018. Frogs, Ponds, and Culture: Variations in Entry Decisions. Social Psychological and Personality Science 9(1):99-106.
- Garcia, Stephen M, Hanek, Kathrin J, Tor, Avishalom . 2016. Gender and Competitive Preferences: The Role of Competition Size. Journal of Applied Psychology 101(8):1122-1133.
- Garcia, Stephen M, Lee, Yong Kyu, Weaver, Kimberlee . 2016. I'll Have Fries with That: Increasing Choice Complexity Promotes Indulgent Food Choices. Psychology & Marketing 33(7):505-515.
- Garcia, Stephen M, Weaver, Kimberlee , Hock, Stefan J. 2016. "Top 10" reasons: When adding persuasive arguments reduces persuasion. Marketing Letters 27(1):27-38.
- Garcia, Stephen M, Chen, Patricia , Gordon, Matthew T. 2014. The letter versus the spirit of the law: A lay perspective on culpability. Judgment and Decision Making 9(5):479-490.
- Garcia, Stephen M, Tor, Avishalom , Schiff, Tyrone M. 2013. The Psychology of Competition: A Social Comparison Perspective. Perspectives on Psychological Science 8(6):634-650.