social learning theory


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social learning theory

a concept that the impulse to behave aggressively is subject to the influence of learning, socialization, and experience. Social learning theorists believe aggression is learned under voluntary control, by observation of aggressive behavior in others, and by direct experience.

social learning theory

The theory that learning social standards and behavior occurs by observing and imitating others, e.g., family members, peers, or role models. Social learning also includes conforming, learning in context, and modeling. Theories of social learning were developed by the American psychologist, Albert Bandura, who used them, e.g., to explain the impact of media violence on the behavior of children and adolescents.
See also: theory

social cognitive theory

a general theory or class of theories of human behaviour based on the assumption that thoughts, beliefs and expectations influence behaviour and that these are shaped by the person's social environment. Also known as social learning theory.
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While research in social learning theory predicts that learning occurs through interaction and the process of observing directly or indirectly the impact of interparental violence (Akers, 1998; Bao, Whitbeck, & Hoyt, 2000), little research has been directed toward understanding the concomitant effects of abuse interspersed with neglect, and the effects of children witnessing extreme acts or threats of violence directed toward themselves, parents, stepparents, relatives and acquaintances.
Our investigation was designed to inform school counselors about student motivation and utilization of counseling services through the exploration of a theoretical model of academic motivation for high school students based on self-determination and social learning theory.
Social Learning Theory is an important framework for parent training programmes.
Research in Chinese contexts has lent support to the explanations of social control theory, social learning theory, and cognitive development theory for a youth's delinquency.
In another study, Williams and Kleinfelter (1989) examined the relationship between social learning theory, postulated problem solving skills and drinking among college students.
Modified social learning theory (Wallston, Wallston, & DeVellis, 1978) was based in part on Rotter's (1966; 1990) generalized locus of control personality dimensions of classical social learning theory and on Bandura's (1977) theory.
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Bandura's social learning theory provides the conceptual framework to model the exchange, a collaborative effort that offers faculty and students the opportunity to acquire an international view of health care by comparing and sharing nursing data across populations, settings, and geographic areas.
The two primary approaches identified throughout research and correctional literature as effective offender treatment models are social learning theory and cognitive-behavioral treatment approaches.
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