Stephen M. Garcia

Faculty Associate, RCGD
Professor, LSA Organizational Studies
Professor, Psychology
Stephen M. Garcia


Stephen Garcia's research focuses on decision-making and social comparison. His work has uncovered the N-Effect, which reveals that the motivation to compete decreases as the number of competitors increases when controlling for the expected payoff . Dr. Garcia's other projects examine social comparison factors that shape competition and willingness to enter profitable joint ventures.

  • Identifiability, Deliberate Ignorance, and Payoff Allocations: A Third-Party Perspective. (Stephen M. Garcia) 2019-2023. US-Israel Binational Science Foundation.