PSY/285 Locus of Control

CheckPoint: Locus of Control
· Resource: Locus of Control Assessment
· Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum
· Complete the Locus of Control Assessment at
· Post your response to the following: In 200 to 300 words, apply critical thinking to
determine whether an internal or external locus of control is more effective in various life
situations. The three major elements to critical thinking are logical inquiry, problem
solving, and evaluative decision making. Include the following elements:
o Logical inquiry: Find two reliable sources that provide a balanced view of internal
versus external locus of control. Reference these sources in your response. Also,
complete the Locus of Control Assessment to find out whether you have an internal
or external locus of control.
o Problem solving: What are positive and negative outcomes of internal and external
locus of control? Give specific examples.
o Evaluative decision making: Given the pros and cons of the two types of locus of
control, is it better to have an internal or external locus of control? Explain your
answer. In what situations do you exhibit the less effective locus of control? How
might you change your interpretation of events to the effective locus of control in
these situations?

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