Self-compassion and adaptive psychological functioning.

  title={Self-compassion and adaptive psychological functioning.},
  author={Kristin D. Neff and Kristin L. Kirkpatrick and Stephanie S. Rude},
  journal={Journal of Research in Personality},

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