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Bandura: Social learning theory

Learning in a social context, people learn from one another, learning can take place without behaviour change.


Live: Actual person. Verbal: Description of behaviour. Symbolic:TV, game ect.This teaches new behaviour. To be effective, attention, retention (remember) motor reproduction (replicate) and motivation must be present. Self-efficency: Believe capable. Self-regulation: Choosing how to act. BOBO DOLL EXPERIMENT.

Cognitive factors:

Learning without performance: Distinction between learning through observation and actual imitation of whats been learnt. 

Cognitive processing during learning: Attention is critical.

Expectations: Result of being reinforced, people form expectations about future behaviour and consequences. 

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Reinforcement and punishment have indirect effects on learning, they influence the extent to which an individual exhibits the behaviour. 

Social learning stages: Attention, rettention, motivation. Observer is reinforced by model. Consequences effect behaviour. 

Early years: Workers are role models so should demonstrate good behaviour. Table mannders, dress, language and attitutes. Reinforce good behaviour, tell off the bad.

Day care: Praise others, play and reward, treatments.

Residential home: Model behaviour, friendships, attitudes and illness. 

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