Social Learning Theory

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-Says children learn aggression through observing others and vicarious reinforcement... whtether or not they are rewarded or punished for it. 

- Responses are learnt through observation and imitation. Thus, they learn the behaviours through observation and they learn whether the behaviours are worth repeating through vicarious reinforcement.

-For SLT to take place, the child must form mental representations of events in their social environment. Possible rewards and punishments for their aggressive behaviours in terms of expectancies of ourcomes must be represented by the child. Therefore expectation of reward has to be greater than the expectation of punishment.

-A child being rewarded makes the same action reproducible in future, a child with a history of bullying other children will attach themselves to aggression.

-Children also develop confidence in the ability to…


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