Bandura - Hello guys and gals I like to do more applied assignments so that you get a sense of the practicality of the specific theory you are learning

Bandura - Hello guys and gals I like to do more applied...

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Hello guys and gals, I like to do more applied assignments so that you get a sense of the practicality of the specific theory you are learning about. One major theory in sport psychology is Bandura's social cognitive theory and more specifically self-efficacy. Generally, a model for understanding self-efficacy is to consider an athlete faced with a specific situation. For instance, a baseball pitcher is in a clutch situation: it is the bottom of the ninth with no outs, the bases are loaded, and a grand slam will win the game. Under these conditions, the pitcher will have thoughts about his ability to get out of the inning unscathed. These thoughts, or attributions, are based on his appraisal of causality in similar situations. Here are my questions: 1. What is self-efficacy? A person's beliefs or personal opinion of his or her own ability to succeed in reaching a certain goals, for example, throwing a winning pitch, or a more general being a major league baseball player.
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  • Spring '17
  • Mr. Hache
  • Major League Baseball, Pitcher, Self-efficacy, self-efficacy lessens chances

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