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Observational learning 


Self - Efficacy

Organizational Empowerment 




Under Bandura, there were a few ways in which one learns. One of these is modeling. In this case learning is done by observing others behavior through reinforcement. Positive or negative reinforcement can be displayed or duplicated. This model of learning technique can be enriched by a number of practices. One, being if the behavior that one is setting is catching the attention of the observer. Another is if the observer is retaining the action of the model and actually following the model to produce a change of behavior. Lastly, if the observer is displaying the actions of the model they are presented with the right reinforcement to continue this behavior. Bandura believed that this was on a basis of P, B, E. P is for the person and what they are thinking. B is for the behavior and what they are doing. E is for the environment and the interactions with the world and society. P, B, E all of these interact with each other and will question one another in the real world society. Bandura referred to this as triadic reciprocal determinism is his 1989 work "Social Cognitive Theory." Behavior, cognitive factors, and the environment all interact in a continuous reciprocal relationship.

Albert Bandera