Social Learning Theory

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1. What results did Rideout et al find?

  • Adults watch around 50+ hours of TV a week
  • People watch around 38 hours of TV a week, and kids watch around 25 a week
  • TV is no longer a large part of everyday life
  • Children watch up to 40 hours of TV a week
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2. What could the media do to individuals rather than make them a criminal?

  • More likely to make them upset
  • More likely to make them fear being a victim
  • More likely to make them angry at criminals
  • More likely to make them disappointed in police

3. Other than role models, what else does SLT say we can learn through?

  • Media
  • School
  • Nothing, only role models

4. Which study disagrees with this theory?

  • Rosenthal & Jacobsen
  • Charlton
  • Madon
  • Yarmey

5. What are the 3 important factors which determine whether or not behaviour is copied?

  • Personality, biology and upbringing
  • Economic factors, vicarious learning and upbringing
  • Vicarious learning, external motivation and self-reinforcement
  • Internal emotions, external motivation and parental influence


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