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Theories & Approaches

All Theories & Approaches

Resources for More Information on Social Learning Theories

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Albert Bandura: His Biography and Theory

Bandura's Conception of Social Learning or Social Cognition

Theory into Practice Database: Social Learning Theory


Eisen M., Zellman G.L., and McAlister A.L. (Summer 1992). A Health Belief Model — Social Learning Theory Approach to Adolescents' Fertility Control: Finds from a Controlled Field Trial. Health Education Quarterly, Vol. 19(2): 249-262.

Basen-Engquist K. and Parcel G.S. (Summer 1992). Attitudes, Norms, and Self-Efficacy: A Model of Adolescents’ HIV-Related Sexual Risk Behavior. Health Education Quarterly, Vol. 19(2): 263-277.


Glanz K., Marcus Lewis F., and Rimer B.K. (1990). Health Behavior and Health Education: Theory Research and Practice. Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Bandura A. (1986). Social Foundations of Thought and Action: A Social Cognitive Theory. Prentice-Hall, Inc.

Bandura A. (1977). Social Learning Theory. Prentice-Hall Inc.

Hedgepeth, E. and Helmich J. (1996). Teaching About Sexuality and HIV: Principles and Methods for Effective Education. New York University Press.

Glanz K. and Rimer B.K. (1997). Theory at a Glance: A Guide for Health Promotion Practice. National Institute of Health. This publication can be found at in the NCI Publications section.