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The Psychology of Control

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Langer uses her orginal field research to show the impact of a person's sense of control on their mental and physical well being. The book begins by dealing with general issues, refining our concept of what a sense of control is, showing how it differs from power, choice, or ability to predict events. Chapters in the second section show how people lose and regain control in everyday life: asking a favour, taking precautions against burglary. The third section shows the effects that loss of control have on the elderly, and ...

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The Psychology of Control
1983, Sage Publications, Inc, Thousand Oaks

ISBN-13: 9780803919631

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