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What is the social learning theory

Behaviour learnt from environment
Behaviour learnt from observing others and the reinforcement or punishment they receive

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What is identification

When individual is influenced by another

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What is imitation

When individual observes behaviour from role model and copies

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What is modding

When someone is influential on another

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What is vicarious reinforcement

Observer sees reinforcement model receives. They see someone else get reward so they copy

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What are mediating processes?

Processes prior to imitation

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What's attention

To imitate the behaviour has to grab our attention

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What's retention

Behaviour may be noticed but not always remembered
Important memory is formed

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Reproduction ?

Limited by physical ability
Even if we want to reproduce behaviour we can't

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What's motivation

If perceived reward outweigh costs - behaviour is more likely to be imitated

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Evaluation of social learning theory

Takes thought processes into account
Successfully explain initiation of certain behaviours


Not a full explanation for all behaviour

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What was the bandura bobo doll experiment devised for?

To examine the role of a model on influencing an observers behaviour

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Aims of bandura study

Examine effect of continual effect of model

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Findings of bandura

Children who observed aggressive behaviour acted more aggressively when observed - boys acted more aggressively than girls

Greater level of imitation if role model same gender as child

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Conclusions of bandura

Behavioural effect from observing behaviour
Behaviour will continue after delay