Social Learning Theory

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  • Created on: 07-12-10 20:22


  • argues criminal behaviour is learnt via observation and modelling
  • Bandura suggests 3 aspects to motivation:

External reinforcement (Operant conditioning)

Vicarious reinforcement-observing another persons behaviour and seeing if they are rewarded or punished for that behaviour.

Self reinforcement-gaining satisfaction from an activity which therefore motivates the individual to behave in a similar


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