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Rotter 1966
Locus of control: the extent to which a person attributes responsibility to themselves vs. other forces, determines
their locus of control.
Reductionist- doesn't consider demographic variables and is simplified to either internal or external locus of control for
behaviour explanation
Ethnocentric bias- behaviour of locus of control varies between cultures
Low reliability- a person's locus of control varies over time and between people
Low internal validity- doesn't incorporate individual differences.…read more

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Low validity: subjective interpretation of 6 pieces of research and may not be interpreted in the same way by other
None of the 6 tasks had any health related or ill PPs so generalising the results to health behaviours lack mundane realism
Reductionist: only looks at the influence of locus of control and ignores other factors
Deterministic: suggests that human behaviour can be influences by reinforcement
Usefulness: if we increase people's locus of control, we are more likely to cope with potential threats.…read more


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