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Social Learning Theory assumptions and notes
Children imitate the behaviour in their environment.
Social learning theory: a bridge between traditional behaviourist approach and the cognitive
Tolman and Honsik: supports the view that cognitive processes are important in learning this does
not support a behaviourist approach to learning.
1. Behaviour is learned through observation and imitation
2. Modelling is copying the behaviour of people with whom we identify
3. Identification with someone involves a desire to be like them and therefore leads to a desire
to imitate them
4. Reinforcement can be vicarious