Social Learning Theory into Non-verbal Communication-B542

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Social Learning Theory into NVC


  •      An infant imitates facial expressions they have observed from a caregiver.  
  • Children then continue this through learning appropriate non-verbal skills that they observe form others.  
  • If this behaviour is appropriate they will make friends but if the behaviour is inappropriate  they will become socially isolated. 
  • If behaviour is positively reinforced then they are likely to repeat it.
  •  E.g. A child observes adults shaking hands, then a child imitates by offering an adult their hand. The adult will then smile and react positively, this is positive  reinforcement. Therefore the child will learn that shaking hands is a positive greeting. 
  • Although if behaviour…


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