PSYB30H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 9: Moral Disengagement, Motivation, Observational Learning

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Moving away from skinner"s mechanical model of behaviour. Reintroduced cognitive variables in the stimulus response formula. Reflect careful scientific procedures of behaviourist approach. Earlier theories relied on principles of reinforcement to account for behaviour. Agentic perspective sees people as agents or originators of experience. Intentionality: forethought (anticipation, self reactiveness motive and regulate actions, self reflectiveness. Agentic self is constructed through experiences with the environment. Regulation of human behaviour through behaviour, cognition, and environmental factors. Self system is cognitive structures that regulate human behaviour: cognitive processes influence how our behaviour will be influenced by the environment. Observational learning occurs intentionally or by accident if learning a language was totally dependent on classical/operant conditioning, than it would not occur so readily. New behaviours also occur through observation: observers draw similar conclusions from different responses. Bandura focused on modelling (matching structure and style of behaviour) rather than imitating (mimicking) Three factors affect observational learning: characteristics of the model.

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