Banduraâs social cognitive theory

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The paper expounds how people learn behaviors from the environment through observational learning.

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Banduras social cognitive theoryNameProfessorCourseDateBanduras social cognitive theoryThe Banduras social cognitive theory people learn the behaviors from the environment through observational learning. In this perspective, the environment contributes greatly to the development of individuals' skills. Bandura developed the cognitive theory when attending to the patients with the snake phobia. The learning theory developed by Bandura stresses on the importance of the inward personal behavior. Bandura states suggested that direct reinforcement does not contribute to the effective learning, rather effective learning occurs when the behaviors enacted by others does the reinforcement (Wessler, 2013). The components of vicarious reinforcement illustrates that the behavior exhibited by a model produces reinforcement for a certain behavior, and the observer arouse emotional reactions. The three components of the social cognitive theory include the theoretical model, translational model and the social diffusion model (Mark, 2011). These components promote the psychosocial change through symbolical communication. Theoretical component of cognitive theory specifies the

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