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locus

 [lo´kus] (L.)
1. a place or site.
2. in genetics, the specific site of a gene on a chromosome.
locus ceru´leus a pigmented eminence in the superior angle of the floor of the fourth ventricle of the brain.
locus of control a belief regarding responsibility for actions. Individuals with an internal locus of control generally hold themselves responsible for actions and consequences, while those with an external locus of control tend to believe that they are not able to affect a personal outcome and that luck or destiny are responsible for their actions.

lo·cus of con·trol

a theoretic construct designed to assess a person's perceived control over his/her own behavior; classified as internal if the person feels in control of events, external if others are perceived to have that control.

lo·cus of con·trol

(lō'kŭs kŏn-trōl')
1. A theoretic construct designed to assess a person's perceived control over personal behavior; classified as internal if the person feels in control of events, external if others are perceived to have that control.
2. biowarfare A place from which a terrorist event is evaluated and managed.

lo·cus of con·trol

(lō'kŭs kŏn-trōl')
A theoretic construct designed to assess a person's perceived control over personal behavior; classified as internal if the person feels in control of events, external if others are perceived to have that control.
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How would the application of Rotter's theory create a framework for a diagnosis of the social psychological state of the group?
Rotter was named one of the most eminent psychologists of the 20th century (Haggbloom, 2002), being the 18th most frequently cited in journal articles.
Su obra es un ejemplo del aporte que hacen los psicologos a la humanidad y, aunque ya no esta con nosotros, Julian Rotter se ha ganado un sitial en la historia de la psicologia, en nuestra memoria y sobre todo, en el corazon de nuestra profesion.
According to Rotter's7 Social learning theory there are two important factors which are present in those people who have internal locus of control: One is generalized expectancies that can be explain as expectancies of control of reinforcement assumed to generalize from some situations to others that are perceived as similar.
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As head of the division, Rotter, 52, will replace Claus Raidl, whose contract expires on December 31, 2010, after which he will retire.
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and Latin American companies and investment firms, and is within easy reach of the area's most exclusive residential neighborhoods and upscale restaurants, according to Edward Rotter, managing director at ING Clarion Partners.
This variable is sometimes called dispositional trust (Kramer, 1999; Kramer & Tyler, 1996) or interpersonal mast (Rotter, 1971, 1980) and is viewed as the primary ingredient in trust early in a relationship (Mayer et al.).