An Examination of the Social, Behavioral, and Cognitive Influences of Infamous Individuals on Media Consumers
Abbreviated Journal Title
Soc. Work Public Health
Behavior; development; media; social cognitive theory; LEARNING THEORY; MASS-MEDIA; SMOKING; Public, Environmental & Occupational Health; Social Work
This article presents a substantial extant and predictive statement on social cognitive theory (SCT), a well-known interpersonal communication theory coined by Bandura (1986) and researched by prominent scholars in the social sciences. An important rationale behind conducting this analysis is that it provides several groundbreaking and unique applications of SCT through the exploration of infamous celebrities (i.e., Michael Jackson, Keith Richards, Robert Downey, Jr., and sexually perverted religious leaders) published in global media outlets. The objective is to demonstrate the socially influential effects that these notorious individuals pose on media consumers and interested parties, in line with theoretical assumptions posited by SCT.
Social Work in Public Health
"An Examination of the Social, Behavioral, and Cognitive Influences of Infamous Individuals on Media Consumers" (2011). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 1641.