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Perfectionism Among College Students Grows

For many of us, perfectionism is often confused with the genuine drive and desire to obtain excellence. What perfectionism actually is, however, is the quest for the unobtainable. In this post on perfectionism, Dr. Michael Ashworth explains: Individuals caught up in perfectionistic thinking or behavior […]
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