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- DescriptionThe concept of the locus of control is one of the most influential in all of the psychological sciences. Initially proposed by Julian Rotter in 1966, the year 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of this remarkable breakthrough, subsequently inspiring thousands of research studies in the human sciences - research that has only served to deepen the utility of this amazing concept. Edited by John W. Reich and Frank J. Infurna, Perceived Control: Theory, Research, and Practice in the First 50 Years commemorates this important anniversary by featuring contributions from leading figures of the time - some of whom were there at the very beginning of Rotter's breakthrough - to give readers a valuable historical record and measuring stick to illustrate how far we've come. Other contributors to this volume expertly present contemporary and cutting-edge summaries of the current state of our kwledge all while giving us a roadmap for future developments and directions. What have these developments revealed about basic human strengths and capacities? Why has this concept proven so remarkably effective in illuminating our everyday life in sickness and health? Perceived Control is a fascinating work that incorporates research from Rotter's original concept, and addresses many of the leading comparable concepts that have since evolved: self-efficacy, personal mastery, competence, primary and secondary control, and more specific topics such as health locus of control, learned helplessness, and other heuristic concepts discussed in many different fields of psychology and the allied disciplines. As Perceived Control skillfully attests, Rotter's work continues to thrive, leaving little doubt that its influence will endure for ather half century of more.
- Author BiographyJohn W. Reich is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University. His career has been devoted to teaching and research in personality and social psychology. He has published over 100 articles and 5 books. His main focus has been on applying psychological theory and research to the enhancement of human well-being. Frank J. Infurna is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University. He is a developmental psychologist whose research is dedicated to examining resilience to major life stressors and psychosocial and work characteristics that are precursors for outcomes of healthy aging. His research has been funded by the National Institute on Aging.
- PublisherOxford University Press Inc
- Date of Publication27/10/2016
- SubjectPsychiatry & Clinical Psychology: Professional
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintOxford University Press Inc
- Weight642 g
- Width168 mm
- Height241 mm
- Spine30 mm
- Edited byFrank J. Infurna,John W. Reich
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