Social-Cognitive Perspective

Kiana Crevison-Artis

Albert Bandura

Bandura is a 89 psychologist that studied social cognitive theories and personalities for most of his life. He's from Mundare Canada. Now he is a Professor at Stanford University. He was famous for Social cognitive theory, Self-efficacy, Social learning theory, The Bobo doll experiment, Human agency, and Reciprocal determinism.
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Reciprocal Determinism

A theory that is a person's behavior both influences and is influenced by personal factors and the social environment.
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Self-Efficacy

Reflects confidence in the ability to exert control over one's own motivation, behavior, and social environment.
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Bobo Doll Experiment

This experiment was collective by Bandura. He studied children's behavior after witnessing an adult act aggressively towards a Bobo doll. There are different variations to this experiment. These findings might not apply all the time because there has been a debate over 40 years later that children can be socially influenced that could affect the growth of their personality and morality. For example: television, computer games, food additives, music and lack of role models.
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Learn Helplessness

A behavior in which an organism is forced to embrace pain and it becomes unable to avoid subsequent encounters.
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