Albert Bandura

Albert Bandura

Psychologist, author of the theory of social learning
The adequacy of performance attainments depends upon the personal standards against which they are judgedMore Albert Bandura quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Behavior must also be adequately assessed under appropriate circumstances. Ill-defined global measures of perceived self-efficacy or defective assessments of performance will yield discordances. Disparities will also arise when efficacy is judged for performances in actual situations but performance is measured in simulated situations that are easier to deal with than the actualitiesMore Albert Bandura quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Moreover, joint occurrences tend to be better recalled than instances when the effect does not occur. The proneness to remember confirming instances, but to overlook disconfirming ones, further serves to convert, in thought, coincidences into causalities.More Albert Bandura quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Perceived self-efficacy also shapes causal thinking. In seeking solutions to difficult problems, those who perceived themselves as highly efficacious are inclined to attribute their failures to insufficient effort, whereas those of comparable skills but lower perceived self-efficacy ascribe their failures to deficient abilityMore Albert Bandura quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
From the social cognitive perspective, it is mainly perceived inefficacy to cope with potentially aversive events that makes them fearsome. To the extent that people believe they can prevent, terminate, or lessen the severity of aversive events, they have little reason to be perturbed by them. But if they believe they are unable to manage threats safely, they have much cause for apprehensionMore Albert Bandura quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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