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Humans exhibit enormous diversity in the way they live and think. Advanced cognitive and social capacities enable us to exercise a measure of control over our lives. Albert Bandura introduces the program and his work.
Bandura explains the three-way interplay of influences in this model of Triadic Reciprocal Causation, in which there is constant interplay between personal/behavior/environment.
Born in Canada to immigrant parents who valued education, Bandura's self-directedness is a precious personal resource. He came to study psychology by chance. Bandura encourages viewers to capitalize on fortuitous moments in life.
Albert Bandura explains the 4 processes of observational learning. He describes the Bobo doll experiment on the social modeling of aggression.
Bandura describes the 4 major effects of televised violence. Attitudes and values are now being modeled worldwide. Televised modeling is becoming and influential vehicle for social and political change.
Bandura explains how mastery experiences is the most powerful vehicle of personal change. Viewers see highlights of therapy sessions in which a woman overcomes a phobia of snakes.
Albert Bandura describes self-efficacy as the foundation of human motivation and accomplishments. He explains the four major ways of developing a sense of self-efficacy: mastery; social modeling; social persuasion; physical and emotional states.
Banduras explains how efficacy regulates human functioning through 4 major processes: cognitive, motivational, emotional, decisional.
Bandura explains self-regulation in moral conduct. Throughout history humans have justified killing "the enemy." We shift responsibility to others, spread responsibility around and minimize the harm caused by our actions. Banduras cites World War II and Vietnam War as well as U.S. Tobacco Hearings.
Bandura points out that while many believe biology is a powerful force in behavior, many societies demonstrate peace and progress. It is important to learn how to enable and motivate people to use these capabilities for personal and social betterment.
Against rolling credits, Inuit Carver Gilbert Hay explains his personal road to efficacy and success as an artist.
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