People tend to engage in behaviors that will get them what they want and that they believe they can do. Self-efficacy theory states that initiation and persistence of behaviors and courses of action are primarily determined by beliefs in one’s ability to execute the behaviors and courses of action that move one toward desired goals. Self-efficacy theory also maintains that these same factors play an important role in psychological adjustment and dysfunction and in effective therapeutic interventions for behavioral and emotional problems. This presentation will evaluate self-efficacy theory and the research relevant to the intersection of clinical and social psychology.
James E. Maddux, Ph.D., is University Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology and Senior Scholar at the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University.
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*March 14 in some member countries.