Dr. Gráinne KirwanDr. Kirwan is a lecturer, researcher and author in the area of cyberpsychology. She currently works in the Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland (www.iadt.ie), where she lectures on the MSc in Cyberpsychology and undergraduate BSc (Hons) in Applied Psychology.
Self-efficacy is the belief that we can achieve a certain goal. It’s an important topic in several areas of psychology, especially in health psychology, because of its role in addiction. Generally, the higher a person’s perceived self-efficacy regarding breaking an addiction (be it smoking, alcohol, drugs, or anything else), the more likely they are to be successful.