Social Learning Theory

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1. What is vicarious learning?

  • Learning by being directly rewarded or punished
  • When somebody else learns something and then passes it on
  • Not direct reward or punishment, but learning through watching others rewarded or punished
  • Learning through overhearing somebody
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2. Other than role models, what else does SLT say we can learn through?

  • Nothing, only role models
  • Media
  • School

3. What is another key component of social learning theory?

  • Biology
  • School
  • Role models
  • Personality

4. What is the key element of social learning theory?

  • The individual must have criminal parents
  • The individual must observe criminal behaviour directly or indirectly so that it can be remembered and reproduced
  • The individual must be a loner
  • The individual must have a bad experience which makes them want to be a criminal

5. What did Bartlett et al find?

  • Mortal Combat video game: the more graphic blood led to more aggressive thoughts
  • Only boys who play video games experience aggressive thoughts
  • Video games were unlikely to cause aggressive thoughts
  • Mortal Combat video game: violent fighting scenes made children upset


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