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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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Psychology term of the day

June 19th 2021


in operantconditioning, a method to increase the probability and strength of aresponse by removing or withholding an aversive stimuli  (negative reinforcer)