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Arden T. Miller, Ph.D

Psychology of Education

5. Social Cognitive Learning Theory




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Reading: Chapter 10 & pp. 220-222

1. Explain what we mean by modeling, and identify and give examples of the different effects of modeling; observational learning and inhibition/disinhibition. **Note that the textbook confuses the terms modeling and observational learning so emphasize the lecture in understanding these terms.

2. What are the assumptions of Social Cognitive Theory that distinguish it from behavioral and former social learning theories?

3. Outline, with examples, the way in which the three components of Triadic Reciprocal Determination, cognition, environment, and observed behavior, work together to result in enacted behaviors.

4. Using the distinctions of acquisition and production phases, discuss how factors mediate between actions of a model and later behavior.

5. Using Social Cognitive Theory, explain how self-efficacy, goal-setting, value expectancy, personal standards, and our imagination influence whether vicarious learning influences subsequent behaviors.

6. Accurately describe Self-efficacy, distinguishing it from self esteem and self concept and considering its role in enacted behaviors.

7. Discuss factors that affect the development of self-efficacy.

8. Describe the role of emulation modeling and outline aspects that determine which model a child is likely to emulate.

9. Identify and formulate applications of social cognitive theory to learning and behavior in the classroom.

10. Bandura emphasized the role of fortuitous determinants in development. Explain important considerations when preparing children for these chance encounters.

11. Evaluate the evidence regarding the impact of television on aggressive behavior.

12. Discuss the influence of television on social and personality development and the ways in which parents can mitigate negative impact and enhance positive effects of TV.

13. Identify and apply the important aspects involved in self-regulated learning considering its benefits and ways to promote self-regulated learning in the classroom and beyond.