Social cognitive theory: an agentic perspective.

  title={Social cognitive theory: an agentic perspective.},
  author={A. Bandura},
  journal={Annual review of psychology},
  • A. Bandura
  • Published 15 October 2020
  • Psychology
  • Annual review of psychology
The capacity to exercise control over the nature and quality of one's life is the essence of humanness. Human agency is characterized by a number of core features that operate through phenomenal and functional consciousness. These include the temporal extension of agency through intentionality and forethought, self-regulation by self-reactive influence, and self-reflectiveness about one's capabilities, quality of functioning, and the meaning and purpose of one's life pursuits. Personal agency… 

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