Locus of Control
one's attribution of performance or perception of responsibility for success or failure may be internal or external.
an attitude involving prejudgment; the application of a previously formed judgment to some person, object, or situation.
the realization that one's actions cause outcomes.
the process of discovering what is personally worthwhile or desirable in life.
any behavior that harms other people, such as aggression, violence, and crime.
any behavior that benefits other people such as altruism, sharing, and cooperation.
Voluntary actions that are intended to help or benefit another person or group of people without the actor's anticipation of external rewards.
Justice Moral Perspective
emphasizes the rights of the individual; when individual rights conflict, equitable rules of justice must prevail.
Care Moral Perspective
views people in terms of their connectedness with others; others' welfare is intrinsically connected to one's own.
Family of Orientation
the family into which one is born
Family of Procreation
the family that develops when one marries and has children.
relatives of the nuclear family who are economically and emotionally dependent on each other.
family in which the mother has formal authority and dominance.
family in which the father has formal authority and dominance
family in which both sides of the extended family are regarded as equal.
family pattern in which children are part of two homes and two family groups.
social class, rank or position determined by family lineage, gender, birth order, or skin color.
social class, rank or position, determined by education, occupation, income, and/or place of residence.
rank or position within a society based on social and economic factors
a society that relies on customs handed down from past generations as ways to behave.
rules, patterns, or standards that express cultural values and reflect how individuals are supposed to behave
emphasis on interdependent relations, social responsibilities and the well being of the group
emphasis on individual fulfillment and choice.
enabling individuals to have control over resources affecting them.
Intentional harm to or endangerment of a child.
the mind is a blank slate before impressions are recorded on it by experience.
A system of beliefs concerned with the interests and ideals of humans rather than of the natural or spiritual world.
The theory that observed behavior, rather than what exists in the mind, provides the only valid data for psychology.
the science of interrelationships between organisms and their environments.
the modification of an organism or its behavior to make it more fit for existence under the conditions of it's environment.
the process by which individuals acquire knowledge, skills, and character traits that enable them to participate as effective members of a group and society.
the innate characteristics that determine an individual's sensitivity to various experiences and responsiveness to patterns of social interaction.
temporal changes in ecological systems or within individuals producing new conditions that affect development.
the ability to control one's impulses, behavior, and or emotions until an appropriate time, place or object is available for expression.
the cognitive inability to look at the world from any point of view other than your own.
the total composite of hereditary instructions coded in the genes at the moment of conception.
physically or psychologically painful stimuli or the temporary withdrawal of pleasant stimuli when undesirable behavior occurs.
the belief that one can master a situation and produce positive outcomes.
the termination of an unpleasant condition following a desired response.
the gradual disappearance of learned behavior following the removal of the reinforcement.
qualities or beliefs that are viewed as desirable or important
an individual's evaluation of what is right and wrong.
a ceremonial observation of a prescribed rule or custom
explanations for one's performance