Breakdown of The Social Learning Theory

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  • Created on: 07-04-10 10:22

This 'Breakdown of The Social Learning Theory' will define this approach in the following categories:

  • Basic Assumptions
  • Key Terms
  • Strengths
  • Limitations


- Mediational processes, which lie between stimulus and response, influence our behaviour.

- Observational learning has four conditions: attention, retention, motor reproduction, motivation.

- Learning can occur by observing role models in the environment.

- Learning can be a result of direct reinforcement and indirect, or vicarious reinforcement.


- Vicarious Reinforcement: Learning is not a result of direct reinforcement or experience, but rather an individual's observation of another person's


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