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Danielle Tingley and Kirsty Sullivan A2 psychology




Social Learning theory

Originated from Gabriel Tarde (1912) key characteristics of imitation were; behaviour of role
models, coping behaviour of those of a higher status, degree of contact with role model and
understanding of the behaviour. A developer of this is Albert Bandura.…

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Danielle Tingley and Kirsty Sullivan A2 psychology




Weakness:

Artificial nature ­ lacks ecological validity (realism)

Was only performed in one cultural setting ­ other culture influences were ignored. Imposed etic

The child's behaviour may have been the result of demand characteristics as they may have wanted
to impress the experimenter.…

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