Social Cognitive Learning

Social cognitive learning -- the simplest workplace learning and behavior theory and the best workplace learning and behavior theory.

It is succinctly described using a simple schematic that is an insightful illustration of the dynamic of human learning and behavior in any social environment. We believe that it is an excellent foundation upon which to build a comprehensive behavioral safety program framework (see below).

Two key components of social cognitive learning featured in MashupSafety are:

1) Triadic reciprocal determinism -- a fancy way of saying that learning and behavior are products of the ongoing and dynamic interaction between the environment, one's personal characteristics, and resulting enacted behaviors, and visa versa and visa versa.

2) Observational learning -- most learning in social situations is a product of observation. Therefore consciously shaping observed behaviors and skilled modeling of desired behaviors drives learning and enactment.

Review the resources below and then review our MashupSafety tweak of social cognitive learning at the bottom of the page.

How Social Learning Theory Helps You Focus on Your People

New Employees and Safety Culture -- A Social Cognitive Learning Perspective

Measuring and Improving Safety Culture (Also a Social Cognitive Learning Approach)

What Defines Behavioral Safety


Triadic Reciprocal Determinism and
Mashup Safety

In the image below Bandura's schema of reciprocal determinism is expanded to include more detail regarding the safety environment. Mashup Safety is designed to address the environmental elements detailed in the gray box -- all of which interact reciprocally to affect change internally, and interact with and affect individual and group perceptions and enacted behaviors.