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When People Lack a Sense of Control in Their Environment, They Make It Up in Their Heads

faith, religion, rituals

Whenever people are unable to control and predict their environment, they actively seek to restore feelings of control by behaving and thinking in certain ways. Continue reading

Are You In Control? Feelings of Personal Control Are Essential for Mental Health

Feeling out of control?

The belief that one can exert control over stressful events has long been known to help people cope with stress (Taylor, 2012). People like to have control over their lives, and people who have a sense of personal control seem to be better off than those who haven’t.

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