Dr. Stephen Nowicki

Charles Howard Candler Emeritus Professor of Psychology

Choice or Chance: Understanding Your Locus of Control and Why It Matters!

How Much Do You Believe That What Happens to You Is the Result of Your Own Actions-or Do Circumstances Beyond Your Control Largely Determine Your Fate? Locus of Control (LOC) is a phrase used by psychologists to describe a widely effective way of assessing an individual's potential for success-personal, social, and financial. We've published a number of studies on the impact of parent locus of control on child outcomes (as well as how combining locus of control and nonverbal skill predicts children's future difficulties).

MEET Dr. Stephen Nowicki

Stephen Nowicki is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Psychology Emeritus at Emory University in Atlanta. During his forty years of teaching there, Dr. Nowicki has served as director of clinical training, head of the Psychological Center, and head of the Counseling Center. The recipient of numerous awards, Dr. Nowicki maintains an active clinical practice and is a founding fellow of the American Psychological Society, and a consultant to a variety of businesses, organizations, and public and private educational programs. He is the author of more than 350 publications and presentations, the coauthor of six books, and has appeared on CBS This Morning, NBC’s Weekend Today, NPR, and other programs.