DQ - A persons sense of their own freedom to act is affected by the level of autonomy that they perceive they possess Autonomy frees us to choose

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
A persons sense of their own freedom to act is affected by the level of autonomy that they perceive they possess. Autonomy frees us to choose our own path and make our own decisions. An individual who perceives that they have little autonomy will be more likely to place themselves at a disadvantage when they consider any of their characteristics and holds that these can be adapted. Entity thoeory does not hold that people have the capasity for change. Following the incremental theory will give an individual a greater perception of their own freedom to act. People who work with the incremental theorywill also be more likely to help others to change their circumstancesfor the better. The new found internal locus of power that results from an increased perception of personal freedom helps individuals to reach the goals that they strive for in their lives. They can improve their academic, social and professional lives in many ways. Those individuals take control of their lives in a positive way.
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 01/14/2011 for the course PSY 220 taught by Professor Lind during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online