Step 1:  Select a country different from your country of origin.

Step 2:  Conduct research using credible online sources regarding the emotional display rules for your selected country and culture.

Step 3:  Thoughtfully answer the following questions related to the online research you completed:

· Explain the display rules for emotions in the country/culture you selected. Make sure you identify the country you selected.

· Compare and contrast the display rules for emotions in your selected country with the emotional display rules of your country of origin.

Step 4:  Use APA style in-text citations in your responses to the questions above. At the end of your response, compose APA style citations for your sources.

Consult the following link for guidance on APA style in-text citations: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/in_text_citations_the_basics.html . Then, you can navigate the Purdue OWL website for specific types of in-text citations. Consult the following link for guidance on APA style citations:  https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/reference_list_author_authors.html. Then, you can navigate the Purdue OWL website for specific examples if needed.

Internal or External Locus of Control

Julian Rotter set forth his Expectancy Theory, which suggests that learning creates thoughts or “expectancies” that guide our behavior.  Furthermore, our “expectancies” are also influenced by how rewards and punishments are controlled.

If you believe that expectancies are controlled by your own efforts, then you have an  internal  locus of control.  In other words, your own effort controls the outcome of a situation. “I did well because I studied hard” reflects an internal locus of control.

If you tend to believe that rewards or punishments are controlled by factors external of you, such as luck, then you are demonstrating an  external  locus of control. In other words, you attribute outcomes to situations from which you have no control. “I did well because I got lucky” reflects an external locus of control.

You can have a combination of both, especially in different situations.  However, our thinking tends to be dominated by one or the other.

Step 5:  Click on and complete the Locus of Control test. Then, score your results in accordance with the instructions at the bottom of the Locus of Control test and view the explanation of your results.

Step 6:  Thoughtfully answer the following questions related to the Locus of Control test you completed:

· Explain your results, including if you have an internal or an external locus of control.

· How might your locus of control be affecting your life, personally and academically?

· What are the strengths and weaknesses of an internal locus of control?

· What are the strengths and weaknesses of an external locus of control?

· Explain at least one situation in which you tend to display an internal locus of control.

Explain at least one situation in which you tend to display an external locus of control.

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