PSYUNIT3: Health- SLT explanation of substance misuse

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Social learning theory and the role of models

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  • SLT says individuals misuse substances due to them observing a model misusing substances and them imitating the models behaviour.
  • Pennington suggested that someone who can be considered a model would typically have traits of the smae gender, sex or a similar age.
  • A role model who miuses drugs can encourage this behaviour if they have status and is looked…

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