Social learning Theory

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What are the assumptions/features of Social Learning Theory?
Learning occurs through observation of role models. Observational learning can take place without reinforcment - simply observing model is sufficient. Much human behaviour is learned in interpersonal situations.
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Assumptions continued?
Reinforcment is important for the performance or imitation (modelling) of learned behaviour. Reinforcment may be indirect or direct. (vicarious reinforcment). observational learning involves cognitive processes such as memory. mediational processes.
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What are the cognitive factors that determine whether imitation takes place?
Attention. Retention; information aquired from observing model is stored in Memory. Motor reproduction; being able to reproduce behaviour seen. Motivation; reinforcment motivates the individual to reproduce the observed behaviour (or not).
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outline banduras study?
2 groups of children. Experimental group saw adult being violent to bobo doll, control group saw adult playing non violently with bobo doll. each child then left alone in room with the toys.
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results from baduras study?
The experimental group performed signifigantly more aggressive acts on the doll than the control group. They also used many of the same movements they had just seen.
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Strengths of social learning theory?
observational learning has produced practical applications such as modelling. Less mechanistic than behaviourism - involves cognitive. better able to explain learning of complex social behaviourism such as gender role.
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Limitations of social learning theory?
emphasis on external factors, biological factors are ignored. bobo dolls research in lab environments lacks eco validity - difficult to generalise findings to everyday. does not explain how cognitive processes work.
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Applications of social learning theory?
Gender development - Gender related behaviour as acquired by reinforcment, modelling and imitation. Anxiety - Moddeling to treat disorders - showing a model interacting happily with phobic object. Vicarious assosiation is made.
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