Social Learning Theory

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  • Social Learning Theory
    • AO1
      • Bandura (Process for learning)
        • attention --> retention--> motivation--> immitation
          • motivation comes from vicarious reinforcement
    • AO2
      • Bandura + Ross + Ross
        • 72 boys/girls
        • 3 conditions
          • aggressive model watched hitting a bobo doll
          • A non-aggressive mode of play displayed by a role model
          • no role model projected for previously learned behaviour
        • found that the children who were the most aggressive were the ones with the aggressive role model
      • Paterson et al
        • surveys and questionares
        • found that children who were raised in a home with a lot of aggression, little affection and no positive feedback was the type of child that was most likely to be anti-social
    • AID
      • Nature vs Nurture
        • this is the nurture side and ignore the nature (biological factors)
          • hormones and genetics
            • twin studies or hormone /neural mechanisms
      • cultural differences
        • Agrees and explains the !Kung San of the Kalahari Dessert
          • aggressive postures are also avoided and as a result aggressive behaviour is low as well as antisocial behaviour


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