Flashcards in G543 - Upbringing - Akers Deck (6)
How many participants were selected? What age range? With what?
2500 males and females ages 13-18 with drinking and drug problems
What 5 key factors did Akers propose as predictors of learning deviant behaviour?
Differential reinforcement - social
Differential reinforcement - non-social
What did Akers find to be a very important factor in learning drink and drug behaviour?
For imitation, what % variation was there in drinking behaviours? And drug behaviours? What does this provide support for?
55% in drink, 68% in drug, the social learning theory
What did Akers suggest were important in explaining how deviant behaviour is learned? What does this provide support for?
Differential association, and definitions of what is acceptable/not acceptable. Provides support for the differential association theory