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Behaviorism and Social Cognitive Theory

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Whats the difference between behaviorism and social cognitive theory?
What are the pro and cons associated with the social cognitive theory?

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This solution contrasts behaviorism with social cognitive theory. It also discusses the pros and cons of social cognitive theory.

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Behaviorists believe that everything is a form of behavior which occurs in response to stimuli in the environment. Behaviorism stresses that all behaviors are acquired through conditioning which occurs through the interaction of the environment. Behaviorists feel that rewards, reinforcement and punishment directly influence behavior. However social cognitive theory suggests that reinforcement and punishment can affect a ...

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