Albert Bandura And Social Cognitive Theory
Social cognitive theory is the view that people learn by watching others. The social-cognitive theory is a conceptual aspect in which learning by observing others is the focus of study. A dominant psychologist of this theory was Albert Bandura. He found that this type of social learning was strengthened if the observer identified with their "model." This meant that children were more likely to repeat behaviors that they had seen other children of their age do, although he might considered model as adults as well. Learning is also a power, if someone considered models a behavior he or she has seen rewarded. This leads to a motivation for the person to model the behavior in order to get the same reward.
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For example, Albert Bandura argued that when people see someone else awarded for behavior, they tend to behave the same way to attain an award. The social-cognitive theory of personality highlights both learning and cognition as sources of individual differences in personality. It posits that portions of an individual's knowledge asset can be directly related to observing others within the context of social knowledge. This means that an individual can learn from observing others, as opposed to only being able to learn from their own experiences. This approach highlights both the environment and the individual's own traits as important factors in personality …show more content…
It also puts an emphasis on observational learning, so that people learn and reproduce behavior through observing others. However, this theory has various limitations.
• Because social cognitive theory is so deep and wide. It has been noticed for demanding any one combining rule or structure. People are looking so powerful that it is difficult to utilize the theory in its full treatment. Alternatively, enforcement is likely to focus on one or two ideas, such as self-effectiveness.
Minimizes Emotional Responses
• According to Albert Bandura, behavior is mostly learned. However, developmentary psychologists such as Stephen Pinker have represent that some behavior is the result of emotional responses determined mostly by biological factor which are controlled heavily by development, and has little to do with conditioning or measuring. For example jealousy can take one to behave in a way that is not conformable with one's normal behavior.
Ignores Biological Differences and Hormonal