Cognitive Social Learning

Walter Mischel

Type of psychology: Personality

Fields of study: Behavioral and cognitive models; personality theory

Mischel's social learning theory presents a cognitive-social alternative to traditional personality theories. He posits that behavior is determined by a complex interaction of situational and cognitive variables and cannot be predicted from a few widely generalized traits. Consistent features in behavior result from cognitive person variables, defined as acquired and relatively stable modes of information processing.

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Stammering Its Cause and Its Cure

Stammering Its Cause and Its Cure

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