locus control | definition

  • beliefs about the power we have over our lives
  • an external locus of control is the belief that our outcomes are outside of our control
  • an internal locus of control is the belief that we control our own outcomes

Source:

Spielman, R. M., Jenkins, W. J., & Lovett, M. D. (2020). Psychology 2e. Houston, Texas: OpenStax. Access for free at https://openstax.org/details/books/psychology-2e

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