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locus of control

  theextent to which people believe they have control over situations in their life. An internal locus of control refers to the belief that actions and consequences are under an individualcontrol (e.g. through hard work), whereas an external locus of control refers to consequencesoccurring as a result of external circumstances.

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September 24th 2021


the pons trigger dreaming and awakening from sleep.