Social Cognitive Theory
1941- First proposed by Neal Miller and John Dollard as the Theory of Social Learning (Ormrod, 2012).
1963- Albert Bandura and associates from Stanford University broadened the theory with principles of
observational learning (Bandura, 1994).
1977- Bandura incorporated his concept of Self-Efficacy (Schunk, 1991).
General Principles of Social Cognitive
Individuals can learn by observing others' behaviors and the consequence (Ormrod, 2012).
Learning can occur without a change in behavior (Weibell, 2011).
Cognition is a major factor in the role of learning (Ormrod, 2012).
An individual can have a majority of control over their actions and the environment (Weibell, 2011).