Bandura - ALBERT BANDURA & SOCIAL COGNITIVE THEORY Social...

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Social Cognitive Theory Personality is formed by interaction of behavior, personal factors, environment Input from other people is affected by how we process it Environment is the stimulus – behavior is the response Learning by observation Contrary to Skinner You don’t have to practice the behavior to learn it Reinforcement requires cognition Biography of Albert Bandura Native of Canada – born 1925 U of British Columbia Fortuitous event – went early and took psych class U of Iowa – PhD 1952 1953 Standford U 1959 Adolescent Aggression 1986 Social Foundations of Thought and Action Pres APA, Guggenheim Assumptions of Social Cognitive Theory
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Humans are a product of learning Intervening personal factors Very plastic/changeable We learn from observing and thinking about behaviors Humans have a capacity for symbolization Representing things we observe/read about Our language capacity – think/write our ideas to other ppl Transform transient experiences into internal models that serve as guides for future actions We know what to expect and change behaviors accordingly Self-system Who we’ve become Capacity to reflect on things we’ve seen, what we want, what we value, develop plans,
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