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Copernican Revolution Activities

There's more to success than intelligence and personality traits like conscientiousness.  It's also critical how we understand our experiences and how we choose to respond to life events based on our understanding.  This is our "practical intelligence" and "role of construal" according to Developmental Psychology and Social Psychology.  In this activity, you'll learn about how you understand your experiences and if your orientation is helpful for you to succeed in your goals.  Fortunately, these ways of understanding - self-efficacy, locus or control, and growth mindset - are aspects of ourselves we can work on changing!

Estimated Time for Completion: 7 to 14 minutes

This activity is part of the Copernican Revolution Project, created by Dr. Kevin Grobman of California State University - Monterey Bay, to help everyone learn about psychological concepts through self-exploration. At the end you'll receive your personalized results, a guide for interpreting them, and a certificate of completion (e.g., for a teacher offering class credit).
 
Occasionally I combine your results with many other people to improve feedback.  Sometimes I combine different activities to discover new psychology findings and to share with others (e.g., conference presentations with other Psychology professors).  I also sometimes make anonymized datasets for students to practice statistical analyses and for researchers to test hypotheses.  Regardless, I never single particular people out and all responses are confidential.  Of course, you can share your results with anyone you choose!
 
Please feel free to skip any items you prefer not to answer.  Though your results may become less precise and less accurate the more items you skip, you'll still get your results.
(This question is mandatory)
Is it okay for your responses to part of the Copernican Revolution Project?  If you're not comfortable participating, that's completely okay!  You can still get your results, read the guides, and you'll still get a certificate for class credit (if applicable).