Social Learning Theory

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Social Learning Theory - Bandura 1986


Model the attitude/behaviour to be learned.

Live model: Parent

Asymbolic model: Media


Copy the attitudes and behaviours modelled by others.

Children can learn quicker with a model.


Individual relates to the model - feels they are similar.

OR want to be associated with particular group or person.

Vicarious Reinforcement

Observing someone else being reinforced for that behaviour.

Follow up study: Bandura

Children who observed a model being rewarded for aggressive behaviour were much more likely to imitate that model. But when the model is punished they're less likely to imitate.

Role of mediational processes

Refers to the internal mental processes that exist between environmental stimuli and the





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