Social Cognitive Theory

Seminal Works:

Ormrod, J.E. (2003). Educational Psychology: Developing Learners (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill Prentice Hall. Chapter 10.

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

Bandura, A. (1986). Social Foundations of Thought and Action. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Bandura, A. (1973). Aggression: A Social Learning Analysis. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Bandura, A. (1977). Social Learning Theory. New York: General Learning Press.

Bandura, A. (1969). Principles of Behavior Modification. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston.

Bandura, A. & Walters, R. (1963). Social Learning and Personality Development. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston.

Current Research:

Self-Regulated Learning, Social Cognitive Theory, and Agency. By: Martin, Jack. Educational Psychologist, Spring2004, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p135

Decision Making, Self-Efficacy, and the Place of Career Education in Elementary School Social Studies. By: Gallavan, Nancy P.. Social Studies, Jan/Feb2003, Vol. 94 Issue 1, p15 (available through Pioneer).

Self-efficacy beliefs in academic settings. By: Pajares, Frank. Review of Educational Research, Winter96, Vol. 66 Issue 4, p543


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