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consistency is indentified by a trained analyst
consistency comes from genetics
consistency results from the enviornment
Behavior is not....
Persistent belief human behavior is more consistent than is indicated by experimental evidence
Social Cognitive Theory
- An interactionist approach
- social origins of human thought and actions
contribution of thought processes to human motivation affect and action
person, environment, and behavior variables that continuously interact with one another
how we see/ interpret things
what we think will happen
if i do this, this will result
stimulus outcome expectancy
when event A occurs event B will follow
what a person is capable of doing
Percieved self efficacy
what a person believes that they are capable of doing
what is worth having or doing?
Self-regulatory systems and plans:
how do we attain our goals?
- what are we capable of doing
- the subskills individuals have that allow them to achieve their goals
- we learn what we observe
- requires no reinforcement
- influenced by different enviornmental characteristics
- characteristics observed by watching models
- characteristics of the perciever
transfer info from short term to long term memory
what is or is not worth doing
Most human behavior is...
you decided how you will complete a task
Self- exonerating mechanisms
(see notebook for descriptions of the each)
- moral justification
- Euphemistic labeling
- Advantageous Comparison
- Displacement of Responsibility
- Diffusion of repsonsibility
- disregard or diffusion of consequences
- attribution of blame
Delay of Gratification
- necessary for civilization
- self control
- research performed with 4 and 5 year olds asking them if they would like their cookie now or if they waited they woudl recieve 2 cookies.
- can learn how to delay gratification through modeling
- psychological problems result from psychological expectancies
- ~~inconsistencies between self-efficacy and percieved self-efficacy
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