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  • Social Learning   Theory     (SLT)
    • Firstly, there must be a learner and a model.
      • To the learner, the model must be of the same gender, sex, and personality. However, status-wise the model is superior.
        • If the model is rewarded after performing the behaviour, then that increases the likelihood that the learner will imitate the behaviour.
      • The learner must be able to pay ATTENTION and RETAIN the model's behaviour.
        • Must be able to REPRODUCE the model's behaviour, and have the MOTIVATION to do so.
      • OBSERVATION- refers to watching a model's behaviour.
      • IMITATION- refers to copying a behaviour after it has been modelled.
      • All three of Bandura's variations found, over and over again, that children will copy aggressive behaviour shown by a model.
        • For example, an adult repeatedly said bad words and was violent towards a Bobo doll- the child then reproduced this.
      • SLT is reductionist because it focuses on how observation affects our behaviour, and no other (more plausible) factors like genetics.
        • SLT, in this way, could explain ho our thoughts and motivations affect our behaviour on a day-to-day basis.
      • This can be applied to real life with modelling-based therapies. They're based on the principles of SLT.
        • Positive role models can be used to encourage people to change their behaviour.
      • Face validity- people have role models in celebrities, parents, and friends. Often this will affect people's behaviour.


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