Cognitive Social Learning Theory Case Study
He was able to earn a degree at Ohio State University wherein he was able to learn about the personal constructs from George Kelly. His theory centered on the assumption that people hold global characteristics that affect their behavior.
This theory he shared with Bandera is called the Cognitive Social Learning Theory wherein they analyzed a person’s personality with the guide of the learning principles. Theirs differ from others in a sense that they focus more on cognitive variables as a means to relay that this aspect in psychology is essential to human functioning. Mischel puts more focus on the context of a person’s behavior whereas Bandura puts more emphasis on a person’s thoughts, especially the part that relates to their expectations and goals in life. Furthermore, situations trigger thoughts and emotions that developed because of past experiences and that the mood of a person would change depending upon the person’s emotional reaction to the …show more content…
This suggests that every person differs on how they would perceive a certain situation. According to Kelly, personality of a person is composed of the different mental constructs that would enable the person to see the world as it is. Therefore, in the case of Jane, she believes that the loss of her husband and the fact that her family does not want to aid her in the grieving process is an act of abandonment. She then sees herself as a nuisance and creates theories about herself that grieving people who lost their spouses tends to be a nuisance to her