Dispositional optimism

Dispositional optimism - -After first year of college,...

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Dispositional optimism – expectation that good events will be plentiful in the future and those bad events will be rare in the future - Patrick was given every opportunity when he was younger to succeed and so he believed that it would always happen like that - Teachers let him slide - Got the girl friend easily - Approval from his dad - He had nothing to worry about and so no reason to believe otherwise. Self-efficacy – confidence he has in his ability to perform the actions needed to achieve a specific outcome - Had no reason to doubt himself in his youth
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Unformatted text preview: -After first year of college, levels were shot-Created the confidence inside of himself so that he could still achieve the goal-When he got older, he realized that not everything he believed he had achieved was necessarily all by his own accord-Shot once again until he talked to his dad and realized most was what he, not his dad, had done Optimistic Bias leads people in general to ignore or minimize the risks inherent in life or to take more risks that they should-His transition from high school (easy) to college...
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