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  1. 1. Jims Gym Story Members: Abdul Qayyum 0320220 Yeo Kai Wen 0319844 Cynthia Fong 0320499 Tan Ming Howe 0320199 Lee Jia Kiam 0320029 Nurafiqah Zariful 0321196
  2. 2. Storyline Jim notices a buff guy in the gym and is inspired by his body built. Even hot girls are attracted to that buff guy. Hence, Jim learns the buff guys daily workout routine and get hot chics too. (Observational learning) Jim starts working out and often do it extra harder and better when his friends are around to impress them. (Social facilitation) He believes that he can be a buffer person and has his mind set on his target. (Self efficacy) Months later Jim looks in the mirror but obviously few months wouldnt have much effect on the muscles. He thought, at least theres something, better than nothing. (Downward counterfactual thinking) One day in the gym, Jim was working out as usual and a girl walks past and simply complimented him, Jim was so fixated on this memory of the girls compliment. (Recency effect)
  3. 3. 5 concepts - Observational learning - Social Facilitation - Self - Efficacy - Downward Counterfactual Thinking - Recency Effect
  4. 4. Observational Learning Is a type of learning process that happened when an observer engage to repeat a persons behavior after observing it. How it occur? -Attention -Retention -Reproduction -Motivation
  5. 5. Examples: 1 2
  6. 6. Jim noticed a guy in the gym and he was inspired by his body built. The ladies are attracted to the guy. Jim learned from his daily workout routine and hope to get hot chics just same as the guy he saw it
  7. 7. Social Facilitation - The apprehension of being evaluated - The tendency for people to do better on simple task when in the presence of other people - Co-action effect - Audience effect
  8. 8. - For example, a skilled footballer performs better when he is being watched by others. (fans, coach, teammates)
  9. 9. Self-Efficacy It influences - the choices we make - the effort we put forth - how long we persist when we confront obstacles (and in the face of failure) - how we feel - A person's judgment about being able to perform a particular activity. - A student's "I can" or "I cannot" belief.
  10. 10. Another example of Self Efficacy Colonel Sanders was 65 years old when he made a decision that has got to change. He was broke so he left home in Kentucky and traveled to many states in the US to sell his idea by giving it to restaurants owners for free. Rejections after rejections, he did not give up. He got 1009 nos before he got his first yes.
  11. 11. Downward Counterfactual Thinking - thinking how it could have been worse (comforting yourself) - often associated with negative events - can improve or worsen your mood
  12. 12. In the picture: The silver medallist is thinking an upward counterfactual about winning gold. For the bronze medallist, the downward counterfactual thought is finishing without a medal. In both cases, the comparison with the imagined outcome has a stronger effect on happiness than the objective outcome.
  13. 13. R E C E N C Y E F F E C T Remembering the most recent event.
  14. 14. - Chan, D. (n.d.). Why Bronze Medallists Are Happier Than Silver Winners. Retrieved May 24, 2015, from winners-20141018 - McLeod, S. (n.d.). Social Facilitation | Simply Psychology. Retrieved May 28, 2015, from http://www. - Cherry, K. (n.d.). What Is Observational Learning? Retrieved May 28, 2015, from http://psychology. - Observational Learning and the Young Child. (n.d.). Retrieved May 29, 2015, from http://www. -,. (2000). An Introduction to Self-Efficacy. Retrieved May 27, 2015, from http://www. References