Social Learning Theory

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  • Created on: 11-07-17 17:45
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  • SLT
    • Assumptions
      • ppl learn in different ways = observe & imitate w/in social context
      • Beh learnt through experience
      • indirectly = observe from TV = carry out
    • Role of Meditational processes: 1st 2 learning & last 2 performance beh = not together= stored then reproduced
      • shows SLT bridge between trad LT & cog approach cos involves mental factors in learning
      • 1. Attention = extent to which we notice certain beh.s
      • 2. Retention= how well beh remembered
      • 3. Motor Reproduction = ability of observer to perform beh
      • 4. Motivation = perform beh determined by consequence = reward or punish
    • Vicarious reinforcement
      • observe beh & consequence
        • Imitate if reward not punish = +ve reinforcement = vicarious reinforcement
    • Identification
      • identify model e.g. parents = prone imitate beh
        • Model = same characters e.g. age, gender, social status
          • not same env't = media influence = imitate =
    • Bandura's Bobo Doll Experiment
      • What: 72 kids 36 (fe)males, from Stanford Uni Nursery Schl= 3 grps= 1. control (no adults) 2. Aggressive Adult  3. Passive adult = DV aggressive acts observed
      • Results: Grp 2 & boys +re aggressive & imitated specific acts displayed by model
      • AO3: low pop validity, DC, Lab
    • AO3
      • Importance of Cog. Factors in learning
        • Humans & animals store info on beh on others = judgement = ties w/ Roles & show conditioning not good enough
      • Over reliance of cog factors in learning
        • tell little how kids beh & lean in natural env't (DC) & main purpose of doll to hit it was obvs
      • Underestimates bio factors
        • important influence = boys +re aggressive = +re testosterone
      • Cultural differences in beh
        • cultural norms passed though society = differs = too reliant on media & culture proves understanding range of beh's e.g. gender role
      • Less deterministic beh approach
        • Reciprocal determinism: influenced by env't but apply influence through beh's choose to perform = free will

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