Chapter 15 Notes Resilience – mild transient reactions to stressful events, followed by a quick return to normal, healthy functioning. Stress – the negative feelings and beliefs that arise whenever people feel unable to cope with demands from their environment Internal-External Locus of Control – the tendency to believe that things happen because we control them versus believing that good and bad outcomes are out of our control. Perceived Control – the belief that we can influence our environment in ways that determine whether we experience positive or negative outcomes. Self-Efficacy – the belief in one’s ability to carry out specific actions that produce desired outcomes. Learned Helplessness – the state of pessimism that results from attributing a negative event to stable, internal, and global factors. Stable Attribution – the belief that an event is caused by factors that will not change over time, as opposed to factors that will change over time. Internal Attribution
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