Situated Optimism : Specific Outcome Expectancies and Self-regulation

  title={Situated Optimism : Specific Outcome Expectancies and Self-regulation},
  author={David A. Armor and Shelley E. Taylor},
The concept of optimism has an appeal that cuts across many areas of psychology. As a stable manner of perceiving the world (and the personal contingencies interacting between individual and environment), it is an aspect of personality (e.g., Peterson & Seligman, 1984; Scheier & Carver, 1985); as a predictor of behavior, it is focal to the study of motivation and self-regulation (e.g., Bandura, 1977, 1986; Scheier & Carver, 1988); and as a predictor of outcomes relevant to physical and mental… CONTINUE READING