Social learning theory

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  • SLT
    • Bandura stated that learning is from experience therefore agreeing with behaviorists.
      • However he said that people learn from observation, modelling and imitating others behavior.
    • Mostly children will observe behavior and notice its consequences, if it is positively reinforced then it may influence the child to repeat the behavior.
      • This is known as vicarious reinforcement.
      • Cognitive psychology also plays an important role in SLT.
        • Mediational processes; Attention, retention, reproduction and Motivation.
          • ARRM
    • Role model
    • A child will often witness someone of whom they picture as a role model. Because they do this they then imitate their behaviour
    • Imitate
    • Identify
    • Bandura Bobo doll study


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