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Locus of Control

Rotter (1966) – Locus of Control

Rotter, J. (1966) ‘Generalized expectancies for internal versus external control of reinforcement’, Psychological Monographs 80 (1), 1–28);


This is the second study we will be looking at from the ‘Theories of Health Belief’ section of ‘Healthy Living’, as part of your OCR A2 Health and Clinical Psychology course. It is further categorised into ‘Locus of Control

This is the third time in this course that we have encountered Rotter’s locus of control, but the other times Rotter was only the background to the study. The first time was in the Gudjonsson and Bownes (2002) attribution of blame study and the second time was recently in the Nemeth and Wachlter (1974) study of minority influence.

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