- Social learning theory says that all behaviour is leant from observing a model
- SLT emphasises cognitive processes. The stimulus from the environment along with the individual will determine your behaviour/response.
- According to SLT, the process of learning is known as; Attention, retention, reproduction and motivation.
- Attention refers to when the behaviour is being observed, this is the first stage- According to Bandura, imitation is influenced by certain characteristics of the model. e.g age, gender, sex.
- Retention refers to you scripting the model and encoding that specific behaviour. This is because banduras theory is based on cognitive processing
- Reproduction is where the person imitates the models act. The individuals acts that they are producing are now very similar, if not, exactly the same as the models.
- - Banduras study shows how aggression, for example, can be measured by noting how many times the specific behaviour eg 'punching' was imitated by the observer.
- How likely you are to imitate the behaviour is…