Comparing Bandura and Mischel [WLOs: 2, 3] [CLOs: 1, 4]

Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapters 12 and 13 in your textbook, read Self-efficacy: Toward a Unifying Theory of Behavioral Change (Links to an external site.), read Skinner as a Missionary and Prophet: A Review of Burrhus F. Skinner: Shaper of Behavior (Links to an external site.), watch Delayed Gratification: American Academy of Pediatrics—Reaching Teens (Links to an external site.) and watch Albert Bandura: Part 1 (Links to an external site.). Both Bandura and Mischel have described how people are able to control their own behavior. In your post of 400 words,

  • Describe each theory focusing on Bandura’s self-regulation ideas and Mischel’s ideas about the delay of gratification.
  • Describe the similarities and differences in their concepts about what makes people able to manage their own behavior or are there differences.
  • Illustrate your point with at least one specific example using both theories to explain the example.