Social Learning Theory

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1. What did Bartlett et al find?

  • Mortal Combat video game: violent fighting scenes made children upset
  • Only boys who play video games experience aggressive thoughts
  • Mortal Combat video game: the more graphic blood led to more aggressive thoughts
  • Video games were unlikely to cause aggressive thoughts
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2. What are the 3 important factors which determine whether or not behaviour is copied?

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

3. Which study supports this theory?

  • Bandura
  • Pickel
  • Charlton
  • Loftus et al

4. Social learning theory was theorised by who?

  • Bandura
  • Pickel
  • Rosenthal & Jacobsen
  • Bartlett

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

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


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