Social Learning Theory

Social Learning Theory

Social learn­ing the­ory explains the process of learn­ing by observ­ing others.

Neil Miller and John Dol­lard intro­duced the “social learn­ing the­ory” in Social Learn­ing and Imi­ta­tion in 1941. Social learn­ing the­ory explains the process of learn­ing by observ­ing oth­ers. The the­ory was advanced by Albert Ban­dura, who showed that behav­ioral mod­els play a key role in social learning.

Ref­er­ences:

Cook, L. & Cook, G. (2005). Child Devel­op­ment. Pear­son Edu­ca­tion, Inc.

Puck­ett, M. & Black, J. (2001). The Young Child (3rd Ed.). Macmil­lan Pub­lish­ing Co.


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