PSY 420

Personality Theories

Social Learning and Cognition

Bandura's Critique of the Radical Behaviorist Account

1. the assumption that environmental stimuli control behavior automatically

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2. the assumption of control by past stimulus input

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The Social Cognitive View of Humans

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1. symbolizing capability

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2. forethought capability

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3. self-regulation

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4. vicarious capability

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5. self-reflective capability

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Observational Learning- Bandura's Social Learning Theory

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Distinction between Acquisition and Performance

Bandura's Bobo doll study

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Implications of Social Learning Theory

for the Study of Persons

Consistency vs. Discriminativeness

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Focus on CURRENT Behavior

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Person Variables Considered Important by Social Learning Theorists

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Bandura- changing expectancies about behavior affects actual behavior

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