Cognitive and Social-Cognitive Aspects of Personality

What are the individual differences in explanatory style (e.g., optimism and pessimism) and the constructs of learned helplessness.

Explain how vicarious learning occurs and what are some of the things that determine whether or not a learned behavior is actually performed, and give an example of vicarious learning in personality development.

What is meant by internal versus external locus of control, including any pertinent considerations from social learning and how does locus of control relate to health (physical and mental)?

Take one element of the theories or ideas and apply it to a real person; such-as someone from current events, politics, business, sports, the entertainment field. Define the terms you're using, and apply them to an aspect of this person's life (a specific action, behavior, or decision, for example).How can we understand this person more fully by using this concept to understand him/her?

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