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Discuss the Social Learning Theory of behaviour. Refer to at least one topic/other
approach in your answer. (12 marks)

In the early 1940's, people like Dollard and Miller proposed a social learning
theory, arguing that for human beings most learning is social ­ ie acquired by
observing people in social…

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had been unsuitable but had seen a same sex child actually playing with it. Therefore,
it seems that ideas about gender develop from information the children acquire
rather than copying everything they see.
This demonstrates that the Behaviourist approach which states that rewards
will strengthen behaviour is not quite the…


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