Social Foundations of Thought and Action: A Social Cognitive Theory, 1st edition

  • Albert Bandura

Social Foundations of Thought and Action: A Social Cognitive Theory

ISBN-13:  9780138156145

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Presents a comprehensive theory of human motivation and action from a social-cognitive perspective. This insightful text addresses the prominent roles played by cognitive, vicarious, self-regulatory, and self-reflective processes in psychosocial functioning; emphasizes reciprocal causation through the interplay of cognitive, behavioral, and environmental factors; and systematically applies the basic principles of this theory to personal and social change.

Table of contents

 1. Models of Human Nature and Casualty.

 2. Observational Learning.

 3. Enactive Learning.

 4. Social Diffusion and Innovation.

 5. Predictive Knowledge and Forethought.

 6. Incentive Motivators.

 7. Vicarious Motivators.

 8. Self-Regulatory Mechanisms.

 9. Self-Efficacy.

10. Cognitive Regulators.



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Published by Pearson (October 1st 1985) - Copyright © 1986