Read “Students’ Characteristics, Self-Regulated Learning, Technology Self-Efficacy

Read “Students’ Characteristics, Self-Regulated Learning, Technology Self-Efficacy, and Course Outcomes in Online Learning,” located in this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.

The article supports the idea that students with prior online learning experience have more effective learning strategies to apply to future online studies than those with no prior online learning experience.  They also had higher levels of motivation for courses, and increased technology self-efficacy.

Given these results, apply the learning-cognitive theories of personality to explain these findings.

Select two theoretical approaches to learning from any of the behavioral, cognitive and constructionist views.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you combine the principles of the theory to explain how a student’s increased online learning experience can lead to a demonstration of more effective learning strategies, higher levels of motivation, and increased technology self-efficacy.  Address the following:

  • Identify the synergy between personality development and student learning behavior.
  • Differentiate between two theoretical approaches, and discuss how each one supports effective learning strategies, increases motivation for learning, and enhances technology self-awareness.
  • Apply each theoretical approach to an example of student learning.

Include a reference page with a minimum of three additional peer-reviewed sources.

Format your paper according to APA guidelines.


PSY405 Theories of Personality

Week 5

Learning/Cognitive Personality Theories


·         Kretchmar, J. (2008). Social learning theory. Social Learning Theory — Research Starters Education, 1-12.

·         Skinner, B. F. (2012). The experimental analysis of behavior. American Scientist, 100(1), 54.

·         Wang, C.H., Shannon, D.M., & Ross, M.E. (2013). Students’ characteristics, self-regulated learning, technology self-efficacy, and course outcomes in online learning. Distance Education, 34(3), 302-323.

·         Warren, B. (1991). Concepts, constructs, cognitive psychology, and personal construct theory. Journal Of Psychology, 125(5), 525.


·         learning and personality characteristics



Bandura’s social cognitive theory: An introduction. (2003). Academic Video Online.

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