Reflection: The Importance Of The Consequences Of Behavior

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answers in class until they see other students doing it without consequences.
Outcome expectations stem from previous experiences and are what individuals' believe about the consequences which are most likely to follow if specific behaviours are done. Individuals anticipate the consequences of their actions before taking part in the behaviour, and these anticipated consequences will influence it the behaviour is successfully completed. Self-efficacy reflects persons believes in their confidences about whether they can achieve a particular level of successful at a specific task. Goal setting reflect images of anticipated, desired, or preferred outcomes. It illustrates that people not only learn, they use foresight to visualize the future,
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Self-judgment is the process an individual goes through of evaluating whether their actions are effective and in turn permit them to make progress toward their goals. Self- reaction takes place when the evaluations individuals have made are used to alter their behaviour, reward it, or cease it. The type of music I listen to and the friendships I have says something about my personality because people choose different environments which then enforce who we are, so in essence the social cognitive theory is saying we are both the designer and artefact of the situations we surround ourselves with which is why personal control is an essential key for the theory. Personal control is the limit of perception you think you have over the control of your environment, but in reality it is not always the case because we learn majority of what we know by seeing someone else do it first. For instance, as a child, I learned how to eat by watching the individuals around me. The experiences we have constructs expectancies that is based on our perceptions which have a heavy impact on our behaviour, so we use models to give us guidelines as to what to expect. Similarly, I am perusing a career in the same field as my …show more content…
They suggest the theory can be used to assist us in recognizing situations where we mimic the behaviours so we can separate ourselves from the individuals and the environments we interact with. For instance, as an introvert, I may need to remove myself from the environments and behaviours of an extrovert so I would not be influenced by the situation which will ultimately be out of character for an introvert. I do believe that changes in a person’s environment will lead to changes in their behaviour over a period of time but not automatically as the theory propose. It is vague about the extent to which the environmental factors and the individuals must interact in order for change to occur and how big of an impact one factor will have on the other. I can say from experience when I am in a specific setting such as school and social environments, my behaviour is not impacted on, however, while in the work environment where I am for long periods I am affected in a positive manner such as by observing my workmates and seeing them awarded for certain behaviours I start to practice those same behaviours. In addition, the theory disregards the impact other factor such as biological influences

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