The Wikipedia entry for ‘error message’ includes a number of infamous (and confusing) error messages, though it doesn’t include my all-time favorite: Keyboard not found! Press any key to continue And no, that’s not an urban legend. While I’m not sure that was the exact wording, I did see more or less that same error message two or three times back in the days when user support was part of my job.
Self-efficacy is the belief that we can achieve a certain goal. It’s an important topic in several areas of psychology, especially in health psychology, because of its role in addiction. Generally, the higher a person’s perceived self-efficacy regarding breaking an addiction (be it smoking, alcohol, drugs, or anything else), the more likely they are to be successful.