Social Cognitive Theory Analysis Assignment Instructions

For this assignment, you will view the video about “Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory” (Davidson, 2003). Complete this Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory Video Notes document. You must answer each question using complete sentences and following current APA format. For the final question, you will construct at least one solid paragraph of at least 400 words in answer to the question. You must use at least 1 scholarly source in your paragraphs.

You must write complete sentences and follow current APA guidelines. You can cite direct quotes from the video as follows: (Davidson, 2003). You can see how to complete the reference for the video at the end of these instructions.

Those with high self-efficacy are more likely to approach obstacles as

“challenges to be mastered rather than threats to be avoided” (Bandura, 1997, p. 39).

Submit this assignment by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 3.

Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory Video Notes


Triadic Reciprocal Causation


Describe what   triadic reciprocal causation is.


How is triadic   reciprocal causation of social cognitive theory different than earlier   behavioral learning theories?


Modeling and Observational Learning


Name and describe   the 4 processes of observational learning.


Describe 4 effects   of viewing televised aggression according to Bandura.


Self Efficacy


Define self-efficacy.


Name and describe   the 4 major ways that one can develop a strong sense of self-efficacy as   presented in the video by Bandura.


How does self-efficacy   differ from self-esteem?


Name and describe 4 effects   of efficacy beliefs.


Biblical Integration


Share at least 2 verses/passages   regarding being a good example and/or role model to others. Share the verse   in quotes, followed by the citation.


Share an example   from Scripture of one who either exhibited a strong sense of self-efficacy or   one who did not exhibit a strong sense of self-efficacy. Support your answer.


Write 1 solid paragraph of at least 400 words defining self-efficacy,   describe the basic principles of social cognitive theory, and articulate how   you can help to develop a stronger sense of self-efficacy in your students. You   must include the importance of your role as an effective role model.


Davidson, F. (Producer). (2003). Bandura’s social cognitive theory.   Davidson Films. Retrieved from

Bandura, A. (1997). Self-efficacy:   The exercise of control. New York, NY: Freeman.

Davidson, F. (Producer). (2003). Bandura’s   social cognitive theory. Davidson Films. Retrieved from


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