PSYC 1115 Lecture Notes - Albert Bandura, Smoking Cessation, Psych

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Published on 19 Apr 2013
School
Langara College
Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 1115
Professor
Psych 100
March 6th 2013
Behaviour
Both personality and the situation influence behaviour
which one has greater influence depends on the strength of the situation
Social learning perspective on personality
How does personality develop?
key theorist: Albert Bandura, UBC undergrad ‘49
key concept: reciprocal determinism
interactions among environment, actions
personality is reciprocally determined: internal cognitive factors [perceptions,
thoughts, emotions <-> behaviour <-> external environment
External locus of control: belief that outside forces determines one’s fate
internal locus of control: belief that one controls one’s own fate
[second key concept in social learning]
Internal locus of control
believe that you can produce change in your world, including yourself
predicts problem solving, initiating and maintaining diet, exercise and smoking
cessation, persistence, stress and pain
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Both personality and the situation influence behaviour. Which one has greater influence depends on the strength of the situation. Personality is reciprocally determined: internal cognitive factors [perceptions, thoughts, emotions <-> behaviour <-> external environment. External locus of control: belief that outside forces determines one"s fate internal locus of control: belief that one controls one"s own fate. Believe that you can produce change in your world, including yourself. Predicts problem solving, initiating and maintaining diet, exercise and smoking cessation, persistence, stress and pain. Stress the person"s capacity to personal growth, freedom to choose a destiny and positive qualities [can be fullest self] Focuses on free will: choose destruction or choose to be better. Social theory: everything is determined by something else. Abraham maslow"s approach focuses on trait of self-actualization. This is at the top of the pyramid. It occurs when we are continually improving and developing. He came to this through historical figures, such as eleanor roosevelt and albert einstein.

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