Social Cognitive Theory

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Read and view the following required sources:

The importance of a deeper knowledge of the history and theoretical foundations of behavior analysis: 1863–1960

The Importance of a Deeper Knowledge of the History and Theoretical Foundations of Behaviorism and Behavior Therapy: Part 2—1960–1985

John B. Watson – The Father of Behaviourism ( video:

Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory: An Introduction ( video:

In your initial post, include the following:

Summarize the foundational approaches of behavior analysis (previously known as behaviorism) and social cognitive (previously known as social learning) theory (SCT) and the early theorists associated with Be sure to note the drastic differences between behaviorist theories versus cognitivist theories.
Describe how the two theories might be utilized in practice in the career path that interests you.
If you are not pursuing a career field, how might it apply to your daily personal interactions?
Evaluate any issues and cultural considerations associated with the practices within the theories?
Example: In social learning what cultural variables might make research in this area more difficult?


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