Reciprocal Determinism: Definition & Example


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Who developed the theory of reciprocal determinism?

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1. Which of the following is not part of Bandura's theory of reciprocal determinism?

2. Generally, at parties you stand near the back, preferring to observe the action. A new friend waves you over to a group of people you don't know, so you head over and make conversation. According to Bandura, what explains this?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check to see how much you know about reciprocal determinism with this multiple-choice quiz and worksheet. The quiz requires you to understand a theory concerning why children repeat aggressive acts, along with other aspects of this topic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • Who came up with the theory of reciprocal determinism
  • Factors of this theory
  • A scenario that explains an aspect of reciprocal determinism
  • Why children repeat aggressive acts they witness
  • A tradition in psychology from which reciprocal determinism was derived

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about who developed the theory of reciprocal determinism
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about factors involved in reciprocal determinism
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on reciprocal determinism, like using this theory to interpret a scenario at a party

Additional Learning

To keep learning about this topic, be sure to review the lesson titled Reciprocal Determinism: Definition & Example. Below are examples of what's reviewed in this lesson:

  • Examples of reciprocal determinism
  • An overview of what is believed to determine your personality
  • When people are likely to repeat a behavior