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Q: Describe components of social/cognitive theory that explain why the habit formed
A: Social Cognitive Theory is based on the idea that people learn vicariously, through the activities and behaviors of others. Say, for example, someone is an alcoholic and trying to become sober. [ He or she is more likely to understand why he or she should quit from someone who was previously an alcoholic. Observing others who have experienced an event similar to one they would knowingly or
unknowingly like to experience themselves is crucial to successful achieve the experience. Read more: Social Cognitive Theory Components | eHow.com Once a behavior has been learned, the person must use self-regulation to ensure he or she continues this behavior when confronted with external factors. Self-regulation concerns how the person fights off suspected threats to a learned behavior. The abovementioned alcoholic is confronted with a situation in which others are drinking and having a good time. Self-regulation would ensure he does not join in and start drinking as well. Read more: Social Cognitive Theory Components | eHow.com ]
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