Self-Efficacy, Adaption and Adjustment: Theory, Research and Application / Edition 1

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Overview

Covering over fifteen years of research, this compilation offers the first comprehensive review of the relationships between self-efficacy, adaptation, and adjustment. It discusses topics such as depression, anxiety, addictive disorders, vocational and career choice, preventive behavior, rehabilitation, stress, academic achievement and instruction, and collective efficacy. Psychologists concerned with social cognition and practitioners in clinical counseling will find this an invaluable reference.

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Reviewer: Sara J. Knight, PhD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This text provides a review of theory and research on self-efficacy and its relationship to psychological adaptation and adjustment. It focuses on applications of social cognition in clinical, counseling, and health psychology. The editor and authors are credible experts. Albert Bandura provides a chapter of commentary as a founder of self-efficacy theory. The book is part of a series that addresses the integration of social and clinical psychology.
Purpose: The editor and authors aim to review research and theory on self-efficacy, as it explains psychological adaptation and adjustment. Rather than offering a comprehensive overview, the editor selected applications to illustrate implications of social cognition to clinical, counseling, and health psychology. In its examples, the book draws from clinical research rather than clinical cases.
Audience: The editor suggests that the book will interest both researchers in social cognition and clinical psychologists. Several introductory chapters present the conceptual and empirical basis of self-efficacy theory for the reader unfamiliar with social cognition.
Features: Figures and tables appear in the book, sparingly. These are clear, well-organized, and relevant to the text. The table of contents and index are well organized and useful. The authors cite both original foundation papers and current research. Several prominent theorists in self-efficacy, including Albert Bandura, offer three chapters of commentary on conceptual issues.
Assessment: This is an excellent reference on self-efficacy theory and its applications in clinical, counseling, and health psychology. It is essentially a scholarly and scientific work. Researchers interested in clinical applications of social cognition will find this work a useful review and integration. It may appeal to the scientist practitioner psychologist actively involved in clinical research. As an integration of social and clinical psychology, it represents an important contribution to the literature.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Sara J. Knight, PhD(Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This text provides a review of theory and research on self-efficacy and its relationship to psychological adaptation and adjustment. It focuses on applications of social cognition in clinical, counseling, and health psychology. The editor and authors are credible experts. Albert Bandura provides a chapter of commentary as a founder of self-efficacy theory. The book is part of a series that addresses the integration of social and clinical psychology.
Purpose: The editor and authors aim to review research and theory on self-efficacy, as it explains psychological adaptation and adjustment. Rather than offering a comprehensive overview, the editor selected applications to illustrate implications of social cognition to clinical, counseling, and health psychology. In its examples, the book draws from clinical research rather than clinical cases.
Audience: The editor suggests that the book will interest both researchers in social cognition and clinical psychologists. Several introductory chapters present the conceptual and empirical basis of self-efficacy theory for the reader unfamiliar with social cognition.
Features: Figures and tables appear in the book, sparingly. These are clear, well-organized, and relevant to the text. The table of contents and index are well organized and useful. The authors cite both original foundation papers and current research. Several prominent theorists in self-efficacy, including Albert Bandura, offer three chapters of commentary on conceptual issues.
Assessment: This is an excellent reference on self-efficacy theory and its applications in clinical, counseling, and health psychology. It is essentially a scholarly and scientific work. Researchers interested in clinical applications of social cognition will find this work a useful review and integration. It may appeal to the scientist practitioner psychologist actively involved in clinical research. As an integration of social and clinical psychology, it represents an important contribution to the literature.
Sara J. Knight
This text provides a review of theory and research on self-efficacy and its relationship to psychological adaptation and adjustment. It focuses on applications of social cognition in clinical, counseling, and health psychology. The editor and authors are credible experts. Albert Bandura provides a chapter of commentary as a founder of self-efficacy theory. The book is part of a series that addresses the integration of social and clinical psychology. The editor and authors aim to review research and theory on self-efficacy, as it explains psychological adaptation and adjustment. Rather than offering a comprehensive overview, the editor selected applications to illustrate implications of social cognition to clinical, counseling, and health psychology. In its examples, the book draws from clinical research rather than clinical cases. The editor suggests that the book will interest both researchers in social cognition and clinical psychologists. Several introductory chapters present the conceptual and empirical basis of self-efficacy theory for the reader unfamiliar with social cognition. Figures and tables appear in the book, sparingly. These are clear, well-organized, and relevant to the text. The table of contents and index are well organized and useful. The authors cite both original foundation papers and current research. Several prominent theorists in self-efficacy, including Albert Bandura, offer three chapters of commentary on conceptual issues. This is an excellent reference on self-efficacy theory and its applications in clinical, counseling, and health psychology. It is essentially a scholarly and scientific work. Researchers interested in clinical applications of social cognitionwill find this work a useful review and integration. It may appeal to the scientist practitioner psychologist actively involved in clinical research. As an integration of social and clinical psychology, it represents an important contribution to the literature.
Booknews
For researchers and scientifically oriented practitioners (clinical and otherwise), provides reviews of the research on many of the most important topics concerned with the relationship between self-efficacy and adaptation and adjustment. The volume is organized into five sections. Part I offers an introduction to self-efficacy theory and research and discusses some important conceptual issues. Part II describes applications in clinical psychology; Part III, applications in health psychology; and Part IV, various other applications. Part V consists of commentary chapters by editor Maddux, Irving Kirsch, and Albert Bandura. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306448751
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 5/5/1995
  • Series: Plenum Series in Social-Clinical Psychology Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 420
  • Product dimensions: 1.00 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Self-efficacy Theory: An Introduction; J.E. Maddux.
Applications in Clinical Psychology: Self-efficacy and Adjustment: Basic Principles and Issues; J.E. Maddux, J. Lewis. Self-efficacy and Anxiety and Phobic Disorders; S.L. Williams. Self-efficacy and Addictive Behaviors; C.C. DiClemente, et al. Self-efficacy and Depression; J.E. Maddux, L.J. Meier.
Applications in Health Psychology: Self-efficacy and Healthy Behavior: Prevention, Promotion, and Detection; J.E. Maddux, et al.
Self-efficacy and Recovery from Heart Attack: Implications for a Social-Cognitive Analysis of Exercise and Emotion; C.K. Ewart. Self-efficacy and the Physiological Stress and Response; A. O'Leary, S. Brown.
Other Applications: Self-efficacy and Career Choice and Development; G. Hackett, N. Betz. Self-efficacy and Education and Instruction; D.M. Schunk. Collective Efficacy; S. Zaccaro, et al.
Commentary: Self-efficacy and Outcome and Expectancy: A Concluding Commentary; I. Kirsch. On Rectifying Conceptual Ecumemism; A. Bandura.
Looking for Common Ground: A Comment on Kirsch and Bandura; J.E. Maddux.
Index.

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