Social Cognitive Theory

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    Social Cognitive Theory
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    Social Cognitive Theory: Explains how people acquire and maintain  certain behavioral patterns, while also providing  the basis for intervention strategies. Human behavior is explained in terms of a  triadic, dynamic, and reciprocal model in which  behavior, personal factors, and environmental  influences all interact.  An individual’s behavior  is uniquely determined by these interactions.
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    Importance of Human Agency A key mechanism through which the  individual contributes to this triad is  personal agency Key to human agency is the person’s  belief in their personal efficacy Unless people believe they can produce  desired results to their actions they have  little incentive to act or to persevere in the  face of difficulty
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    Personal Factors Influencing Behavior  Include Having the Capability to: Symbolize behavior Anticipate the outcomes of a behavior Learn by observing others Have confidence in performing a behavior  (including overcoming any barriers to  performing the behavior) Self-determine or self-regulate behavior Reflect and analyze experience
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    Major Constructs in SCT and  Implications for Intervention: Environment:  Factors physically external to the person; Provides  opportunities and social support Situation:  Perception of the environment; Correct misperceptions  and promote healthful forms Behavioral capability:  Knowledge and skill to perform a given  behavior; Promote mastery learning through skills training Expectations:  Anticipatory outcomes of a behavior; Model positive  outcomes of healthful behavior Expectancies:  The values that the person places on a given  outcome, incentives; Present outcomes of change that have  functional meaning Self-control:  Personal regulation of goal-directed behavior or  performance; Provide opportunities for self-monitoring, goal  setting, problem solving, and self-reward
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