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Locus Of Control

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Locus of control
Locus of control is a theory used in personality psychology that refers to causation as perceived by individuals in response to personal outcomes or other events. The theory was developed by Julian B. Rotter in 1954, and has since become an aspect of personality studies. A person's "locus" is conceptualised as either internal or external. Individuals with a high internal locus of control believe that events in their life derive primarily from their own actions; for example, if a person with an internal locus of control does not perform as well as they wanted to on a test, they would blame it on lack of preparedness on their part. If said individual performed well on a test, the outcome would then be attributed to the individual's ability to study. In the test-performance example, if a person with a high external locus of control does poorly on a test, they might attribute the outcome to the difficulty of the test questions. If they performed well on a test, they might think the teacher was lenient or that they were lucky.

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