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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The results indicate that Social learning theory has been proven to be the most important factor in the study of digital piracy that occurs over the Internet.
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Perceived control, while similar conceptually, is a more general concept of understanding personality traits and behavior and is often used independently of the entire Social Learning Theory from which it is derived.
This model is an approach to childhood abuse that recognizes the complex etiological roots of juvenile delinquency, and the potential importance of social learning theory and other complex adaptations or behaviors that evolve into learned habits that are then reinforced by family, school and peers.
Bandura also explored the social learning theory and its applicability to training programs, where behavior modeling becomes a necessary byproduct.
The educational content, adapted from national guidelines for diabetes self-management, was delivered using principles of social learning theory.
Social learning theory emphasizes the importance of the social context of observational learning, participant modeling and the acquisition of self-efficacy perception (Bandura, 1977).
Therefore, we have drawn upon two theoretical perspectives, social learning theory and self-determination theory, to develop a model of academic motivation to be applied to school counseling practice.
Parents are trained in Social Learning Theory and parenting techniques with the dual aims of improving their management of child behaviours and their relationship with the child.
Chapter 2 offers the general explanations of child development presented by the four "grand" theories of developmental psychology: behaviorism, social learning theory, Piaget's stage theory, and social constructivism.