- (100 words) Explain what is meant by internal versus external locus of control, including any pertinent considerations from social learning. How does locus of control relate to health (physical and/or mental)?
- (300 words)Take one element of the theories or ideas presented this week and apply it to a real person â€“ for example, someone from current events, politics, business, sports, the entertainment field. Define the terms youâ€™re using, and apply them to an aspect of this personâ€™s life (a specific action, behavior, or decision, for example). How can we understand this person more fully by using this concept to understand him/her?
Read: Chapter 7 in Friedman & Schustack’s Personality: Classical theories and modern research; Chapters 18-21 in Friedman & Schustack’s Readings in personality: Classical theories and modern research.