Social Learning Theory

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

  • Vicarious learning, external motivation and self-reinforcement
  • Internal emotions, external motivation and parental influence
  • Personality, biology and upbringing
  • Economic factors, vicarious learning and upbringing
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2. Social learning theory was theorised by who?

  • Bartlett
  • Pickel
  • Bandura
  • Rosenthal & Jacobsen

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

  • Biology
  • School
  • Role models
  • Personality

4. Which study supports this theory?

  • Pickel
  • Bandura
  • Loftus et al
  • Charlton

5. What is vicarious learning?

  • Learning by being directly rewarded or punished
  • Not direct reward or punishment, but learning through watching others rewarded or punished
  • Learning through overhearing somebody
  • When somebody else learns something and then passes it on


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