Social Learning Theory

Albert Bandura

What is Social Learning Theory

learning is a cognitive process that takes place in a social context and can occur purely through observation or direct instruction, even in the absence of motor reproduction or direct reinforcement.
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How does it work?

- Children observe the people around them behaving in different ways.

- Children are surrounded by many influential models.

- Parents within the family, characters on children's TV, friends within there peer group and teachers at school are all models

- Theses models provide examples of behavior to observe and imitate,

This is Albert Bandura