A deterministic theory of personality that states that humans are a product of our conditioning, learning histories, and our current reinforcement schedules.
Giving oneself the message that a situation is too awful or overwhelming to bear or that the worst is about to happen.
A powerful strategy for refuting irrational beliefs and changing your self-talk
The study of humans should not focus solely on overt behavior but must include our covert behavior, that is our thoughts and self talk that precede our behavior.
A non-causal relationship between any two variables; the greater the degree of relationship the higher the correlation.
A belief inn cause and effect relationships and by implication the absence of free will in human affairs.
Believing in ideas that are reality based like those involving fears of persecution
A strategy that anticipates a negative outcome and them takes steps to avoid that outcome.
A strategy of negative thinking in general, base on thoughts about the past, leading to negative expectations about the future.
External Locus of Control
An individual's belief that they are a victim, buffeted and abused by external events over which they have no control.
The ability of humans to ignore so-called determining factors and freely choose how and when to act.
An individual who places emphasis on individual choice, in a collective setting, for the greater good.
Our personalities and our behavior are not so much a product of our conditioning and conditions but our choices in response to them; developed by Maslow and Rogers.
Internal Locus Of Control
An individual's belief that they are responsible for the ultimate outcomes in their life; proactivity
Locus of Control
The nature of how an individual perceives their ability to control their response to life events; on a continuum from external to internal.
The habit of perceiving and interpreting potential problems in way that gives life meaning and a sense of control; looking for reasons to be happy and satisfied with life.
Sigmund Freud's deterministic theory of personality formation focused on the experiences of the first five to six year of growth
Loss of contact with conventional reality marked by hallucinations and delusional thinking
The human tendency to perceive a correlation or relationship between things that really does not exit.
A severe disorder of thought and emotions where individuals have difficulty differentiating traditional reality from their own internal fantasies and fears.
a philosophy based on the idea that people give meaning to their lives through their choices and actions
Belief that nothing you can do will alter your circumstances or an outcome, therefore you totally give up