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SELF-EFFICACY: THE EXERCISE OF CONTROL

Albert Bandura

An outline composed by Gio Valiante
Emory University

CHAPTER 8 - CLINICAL FUNCTIONING

ANXIETY AND PHOBIC DYSFUNCTIONS (319)

Self-efficacy and Anxiety Control Theories (323)

"the notion that anticipatory anxiety controls avoidant behavior has been investigated and found seriously wanting"

Therapeutic Strategies: Stimulus Exposure Versus Mastery Experiences (326)

"Guided mastery is the most powerful form for enhancing beliefs of personal-efficacy, reducing anxiety, and restoring behavioral functioning" (327).

"in vicarious modes of treatment, it is not mere exposure to models but the exemplification of effective coping strategies and socially comparative indicants of capability that constitute the critical influence" (328)

Guided Mastery (329)

"Although verbal analyses and social persuasion can produce some results, it is difficult to achieve consistently major changes in human behavior by talk alone" (329).

Facets of Personal Change (332)

Distinguishing between mechanisms and modes of change (333)

Common Mediating Mechanisms (334)

DEPRESSION (343)

"Depression has come to be regarded as the common cold of psychosocial functioning" (343).

EATING DISORDERS (249)

Obesity (350)

Self-Efficacy in the Regulation of Eating and Exercise Habits (351)

Bulemia (354)

Socially Oriented Initiatives (356)

ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE (357)

Studies of the life course of alcohol abuse reveal that it develops gradually over a long period of social drinking rather than abruptly as the disease model would lead one to believe

Self-Regulatory Efficacy in Alcohol Abuse (p. 358)

Self-Efficacy Mechanisms in Treatment Effects (361)

Scope and Use of Self-Efficacy Analysis in Addictive Habits (367)


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