Reciprocal determinism is a common word in psychology and sociology, and the doctors and psychologists usually use this term very frequently. This is a critical topic of human existence, and many people talk about it. It is essential, and we know about it so we can carry ourselves as per this aspect. The kids and growing people should also be aware of it so they can cover any issues and problems related to this- reciprocal determinism. Failing to understand the matter of reciprocal determinism can cause serious issues and problems and cause serious hindrances, lacking, and drags (Bandura, A. 2018).
3 Factors of Reciprocal determinism
According to psychologist Albert Bandura, reciprocal determinism is a model composed of three factors that influence behavior- the environment, the individual, and the behavior itself. Human behavior is the most complicated thing to observe and study. The response varies from one person to another. This behavior includes everything, how we talk, walk, eat, treat others, reacting to different situations, and go around in society. This behavior is different for every person on this planet earth. The behavior is the part of psychology, and psychologists are trying to study human behavior for centuries, and they were not able to consider is complete. There are some theories. These theories talk about the behavior and try to understand the behavior, but still, they are not complete or visible. There are loopholes, and a lot can be done even now in this field and area (Williams & Williams, 2010).
The behavior is affected by the environment for sure. The society we live in and the culture that we follow affects us directly. People get affected by their surroundings and social activities as well. The environment is not just limited to the society, even the home and friends and college also affects the behavior. The overall economic condition and climate and global outlook also affect the behavior. The mood and thought process is also influenced by the environment (Baranowski, 2013).