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Bilateral; two-sided; mutual; interchanged.

Reciprocal obligations are duties owed by one individual to another and vice versa. A reciprocal contract is one in which the parties enter into mutual agreements.

Reciprocal laws are statutes of one state that give rights and privileges to the citizens of another state if that state extends similar privileges to the citizens of the first state. A common example is the Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act, which is a uniform law adopted in a majority of jurisdictions, by which a tribunal in the state where a wife or mother resides is able to commence proceedings for Child Support against a husband or father who resides in another state.

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In the context of social cognitive theory and triadic reciprocality, the teacher education program is the underlying environment for preservice teachers to develop into effective educators.
and organized as a function of Bandura's (1986) model of triadic reciprocality. As scripted, our interview protocol contained no questions about spirituality or faith.
Further, reciprocality in forms of complementarity and resistence is not the result of the intervention of the 'Creator' (a 'holistic doctor'?), nor of the 'good will' of opposites ('mutual respect' between paradigms?), but of the process of 'associating through non-association', which is usually illustrated by another pair of metaphors, 'lips and teeth', thus:
Finally, we categorized the themes under the three factors of triadic reciprocality and examine the interaction among the categorized themes through the lens of social cognitive framework.
Program leaders promoted mutual obligation and reciprocality to facilitate the comprehension of a wider community good.
Within the film itself, we can readily observe that although Jeff implicitly acknowledges his understanding of the condition of "being-for-others," his fear of being seen by Thorwald indicates his uneasiness about the reciprocality it entails.
Furthermore, Bandura's (1986, 2001) explanation of human behavior as triadic reciprocality provides a framework for self-efficacy that tends to be stable unless further informed by the consequences of deliberate action.
The reciprocality of service-learning is rooted in the structured reflection that takes place during and in the wake of the experience.
Use of the analogy between marriage and government in the political atmosphere of 1776 stressed symmetricality between partners, in order to highlight consent and reciprocality, but interest had shifted in the more conservative post-Revolutionary period to the bond formed by the granting of consent.
Bandura (1986) referred to this self-regulatory feedback loop as triadic reciprocality, and Larson proposed that this process forms the theoretical foundation for conceptualizing key mechanisms of the counselor education process from a social cognitive perspective.
The role of dialogue in public life is to provide what we need most in order to understand our potential: the support of mutual presence and a sense of being with others (reciprocality), combined with the shock of learning what we don't already know or have (strangeness).