PPE3003--March 5

PPE3003-March 5 - [email protected] PPE3003 Chapter 12(part 2-Cognitive Topics in Personality I Locus of control(LoC a Interpretation of

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[email protected] PPE3003 3/5/08 Chapter 12 (part 2) Cognitive Topics in Personality I. Locus of control (LoC) a. Interpretation of responsibility for events b. External LoC i. You are not in control ii. Other people decide what happens to you iii. Video: Groundhog Day—Bill Murray stuck in this time warp and has no control but he shifts it to make it an internal LoC c. Internal LoC i. You control and are responsible for major life outcomes ii. Video—once they realize that there is no tomorrow they say we can do whatever we want, we made our environment an internal LoC II. Learned helplessness a. When subjected to unpleasant and inescapable circumstances, people become passive and accepting i. They Learn to be helpless b. Dog and shocks experiment in side A gets shocked, once open gate to side B dog stays in side A and continues to get shocked c. Learned helpless can be associated with locus of control d. Explanatory style i. How people explain causes of events (attributions) ii. Three categories of attributions:
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course PPE 3003 taught by Professor Madsen during the Spring '06 term at FSU.

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PPE3003-March 5 - [email protected] PPE3003 Chapter 12(part 2-Cognitive Topics in Personality I Locus of control(LoC a Interpretation of

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