The Effects Of Social Cognitive Theory On Human Behavior And Wellbeing

1844 WordsJan 15, 20158 Pages
Over the years self assessment or single subject experimental designs have become a central component to many appraisal systems and several regulatory bodies particularly those involved in Psychology, Education, Neuropsychology Human Behaviour and those in the medical or sporting professions (REFERENCE). Within the last few decades, the importance and demand for the use of single subject designs particularly in the area of individual Health and Well Being has grown dramatically as it has been able to support and expand the effectiveness of behavioural techniques (REFERENCE) . Behavioural techniques such as social cognitive theory enforce this rapid expansion and effectiveness as researchers and those concerned with health behaviour and wellbeing are able to use these techniques to study and assess individuals rather than organizations or groups, therefore proving to be more effective. Furthermore this development has also allowed individuals to assess and monitor themselves to enhance their quality of life as they have a better understanding of both positive and negative factors which affect the change of their behaviour and wellbeing. However, while there is evidence to support self management by using these single subject experimental designs, over the years there have been countless debates over the accuracy/validity and efficiency of these systems particularly in long term situations. In order to continue with this essay, it is important to define some key terms.
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