About The Author

Lucas A. Keefer is an assistant professor at the University of Mississippi in the Department of Psychology. He has research interests in Conceptual Metaphor, Existential and Philosophical Psychology, Social Class and Political Psychology, Attachment. He earned his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Kansas, and minored in quantitative psychology.

Growth Motivation In The Context Of Health

People commonly make excuses for their shortcomings. For example, students who do poorly on exams are often quick to blame the unfairness of a test, an oncoming cold, or a distracting roommate. In contrast, individuals often seek to take credit for their successes, even when those achievements may have involved some degree of luck or