Week 6 discussion: cognitive and social-cognitive theory

 Review the Learning Resources, focusing on theorists, cultural considerations, assessments/interventions, limitations, and unique aspects of the cognitive and social-cognitive theory.

 Post one key idea each from the cognitive and from the social-cognitive theoretical orientations. What is a main difference between these theoretical orientations? What is similar between these theories?  Which one do you more closely align with? 

 Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources. Use proper APA format and citations. 


Cervone, D., & Pervin, L. A. (2019). Personality: Theory and research (14th ed.). Wiley.

  • Chapter 11, “A Cognitive Theory: George A. Kelly’s Personal Construct Theory of Personality” (pp. 301–329)
  • Chapter 12, “Social-Cognitive Theory: Bandura and Mischel” (pp. 330–360)
  • Chapter 13, “Social-Cognitive Theory: Applications, Related Theoretical Conceptions, and Contemporary Developments” (pp. 362–392)

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