Perceived Control: Theory, Research, and Practice in the First 50 YearsEditat de John W. Reich, Frank J. Infurna
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capacities? Why has this concept proven so remarkably effective in illuminating our everyday life in sickness and health? Perceived Control is a fascinating work that incorporates research from Rotter's original concept, and addresses many of the leading comparable concepts that have since evolved: self-efficacy, personal mastery, competence, primary and secondary control, and more specific topics such as health locus of control, learned helplessness, and other heuristic concepts discussed in many different fields of psychology and the allied disciplines. As Perceived Control skillfully attests, Rotter's work continues to thrive, leaving little doubt that its infl uence will endure for another half century or more.
John W. Reich is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University. His career has been devoted to teaching and research in personality and social psychology. He has published over 100 articles and 5 books. His main focus has been on applying psychological theory and research to the enhancement of human well-being.Frank J. Infurna is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University. He is a developmental psychologist whose research is dedicated to examining resilience to major life stressors and psychosocial and work characteristics that are precursors for outcomes of healthy aging. His research has been funded by the National Institute on Aging.