Albert Bandura: Social-Cognitive Theory and Vicarious Learning


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While working with patients with snake phobias, Bandura found that _____ were more effective in treating phobias than persuasion.

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1. Self-efficacy is a term that refers to which of the following?

2. Bandura's reciprocal causation model focuses on continuous interaction between the following three factors:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Albert Bandura formed his Social-Cognitive Theory based on his ideas of how human behavior is affected. In this quiz, you'll be tested on Bandura's theory, as well as the experiments that led to it becoming a theory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test your knowledge on:

  • The factors in Bandura's theory
  • Behavioral terms pertaining to Bandura's theory
  • Bandura's theories on learning
  • The study that led to Bandura's theory

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Bandura's theory
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Bandura's theory and its history
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Bandura's theory

Additional Learning

For more information on this topic, read through the lesson called Albert Bandura: Social-Cognitive Theory and Vicarious Learning. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Trace the discovery of Bandura's behavioral theories
  • Know the components in Bandura's reciprocal causation model
  • Learn the history of Bandura's Bobo doll study
  • Understand Bandura's findings from the Bobo doll study
  • Define self-efficacy