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Chapter 8 - Models of Interpersonal Behavior Chapter 8 Social Cognitive Theory(SCT Emphasizes reciprocal determinism in the interaction between

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Models of Interpersonal Behavior Chapter 8: Social Cognitive Theory (SCT) Emphasizes reciprocal determinism in the interaction between people and their environments o Posits that human behavior is the product of the dynamic interplay of personal, behavioral, and environmental influences o Before, theories believed that environment, etc. influences behavior o Recognizes how environments shape behavior, but focuses on people’s potential abilities to alter and construct environments to suit purposes they devise for themselves Individual capacity to interact with the environment o SCT emphasized the human capacity for collective action: enables individuals to work together in organizations and social systems to achieve environmental changes that benefit the entire group Concepts of SCT o Five categories: (1) psychological determinants of behavior (2) observational learning (3) environmental determinants of behavior (4) self-regulation (5) moral disengagement o Reciprocal determinism: environmental factors influence
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Chapter 8 - Models of Interpersonal Behavior Chapter 8 Social Cognitive Theory(SCT Emphasizes reciprocal determinism in the interaction between

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