In the article WAR Metaphor in the Chinese Economic Media Discourse, the authors Chunyu Hu and Yuting Xu use an analytical framework … More
picture source Author Stephen Garcia is currently an Associate Professor in Psychology and Organizational Studies at the University of Michigan. … More
Being a student, when I read the sentence “Perspectives on Psychological Science” or “The Psychology of Competition”, I prepare myself … More
The article “The Psychology of Competition: A Social Comparison Perspective”, written by Stephen M. Garcia is an article that examines … More
Living in one of the most advanced countries, the United States is continuously fueled by new types of competition. Everything … More
This article by Stephen M. Garcia, Garcia, Avishalom Tor and Tyrone M. Schiff mainly concentrates on the psychological perspective of … More
This research article mainly focused on indicating how social comparison led to competitive behaviors through the explanation of individual … More
One thing we cannot deny is that cooperation and competition coexist in all societies known to mankind since the beginning … More
Linda Hutcheon’s “Rhetoric and Competition”, addresses a recent and problematic development in the academic community: authors competing for an audience. … More
Linda Hutcheon, in her “Rhetoric and Competition”, she addresses the “wolfish” (Hutcheon) behavior in the modern academic world, people develop … More
Mary Catherine Bateson is an eminent anthropologist, who is also the daughter of two eminent anthropologists (Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson). In “Myths of Independence and Competition” (published in a special issue of Systems Research & Behavioral Science dedicated to the Anthropocene) she argues that the Western cultural emphases on individualism and competition are 1) more myth than fact, and 2) are undermining humanity’s ability to deal with global problems. In an On Being interview last year, she explored and expanded on several of the same themes, as well as a few others.
The idea of competition is so fundamental that we often take it for granted as a natural good. Nearly every aspect of our lives involves competition: we compete in school, we compete for jobs, we compete at work, we compete socially, we compete in games and sports for fun, and when we are not competing ourselves we spend much of our time enjoying watching others compete. But our obsession with competition has several potential complications. A world divided into winners and losers, for example, is an inherently inequitable world – and there will always be far more “losers” than “winners”.