Social learning theory essay plan

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Learn aggressive behaviour via observation and imitation

Learn by seeing people punished or rewarded (vicarious reinforcement)

Conditions needed:

·         Attention

·         Retention

·         Production

·         Motivation

Mental Representation

Mental representations are required

Child must represent possible rewards/punishments in terms of expectancies of future outcomes

Children repeat behaviour if expectation of reward is greater than punishment

Production of behaviour

Maintenance through direct experience

If they are rewarded


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