Essays Tagged: "Social learning theory"

Why Are Individuals Aggressive

uences.? This essay, will consider instinctive theory, the frustration - aggression hypothesis, and social learning theory. It should then be possible to draw a conclusion to see if any or all of the ... elatively uncontrolled, but with the development of the Ego and superego it becomes channelled into socially acceptable behaviour If these impulses are not released periodically in safe ways, they soo ...

(9 pages) 313 0 3.5 Oct/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Why do girls play with Barbies and boys with race cars?

r and critically evaluate 3 main theories of gender development which are, the Biological approach, Social learning theory, and the Cognitive developmental theory. The reason why Barbie dolls and race ... nature and nurture debate. The biological theory is the theory that nature develops gender, and the social learning theory and the cognitive developmental theory believe that gender is nurtured throug ...

(8 pages) 239 2 4.2 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Personality Theories

rm "personality" to identify the most obvious characteristic of a person, or to refer to a person's social skills. Personality theories try to explain why we think and what we think. Albert Bandura's ... ories help explain some psychological disorders as well as psychotherapies and other treatments.The social learning theory of Bandura emphasizes the importance of observing and modeling the behaviors, ...

(3 pages) 566 0 2.6 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Bandura and Social Learning Theory

Bandura and Social Learning Theory"Do as I say, not as I do." The quote is one of the most famous adages of all ... ibutions in 1980. This is a great honor, of course, but his greatest contribution to society is the Social Learning Theory (but he has recently renamed it "Social Cognitive Theory") on which he also p ... recently renamed it "Social Cognitive Theory") on which he also published a book in 1941 entitled "Social Learning Theory." These books and articles are the most relevant psychological research in de ...

(3 pages) 385 0 3.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Social learning and gender differences in violent crimes

al Bureau of Investigation, 2002). The gender difference in violent offenses is illustrated through Social Learning Theory. To understand violent criminal behavior we must examine perceptual thoughts, ... ine perceptual thoughts, expectancies, competencies and values. (Bartol, 2002) This paper discusses social roles, the influence of intact or broken homes, and the type of aggression learned. These fac ...

(8 pages) 264 0 4.3 Jul/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Gender stereotypes on TV

ntributor to people's beliefs and attitudes. To be able to understand why it is a large part of the social learning theory, we need to look at the representation of males and females in both adult and ... g beliefs upon what they view, children may use the media to confirm or supplement their developing social knowledge".Studies that have found links between the media and children's beliefs and attitud ...

(5 pages) 94 0 4.5 Jul/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Genre Study

The Social Learning Theory of Bandura.

The Social Learning Theory of Bandura emphasises the importance of observing and modelling the behaviour ... ortance of observing and modelling the behaviours, attitudes and emotional reactions of others. The Social Learning Theory explains human behaviour in terms of continuous reciprocal interaction betwee ... of these concepts can be used to explain Paul's initial and prolonged criminal activities.Based on Social Learning Theory, criminal behaviour is maintained through a complex schedule of reinforcement ...

(6 pages) 482 0 4.8 Oct/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Social Learning Thoery.

Social learning theory focuses on learning that occurs within a social context. It considers that pe ... earning, imitation and modelling. Albert Bandura is considered the leading proponent of this theory.Social learning theory is in part an extension on operant principles with the most notable differenc ... rt an extension on operant principles with the most notable difference being the role of cognition. Social learning theory holds that behaviour can not only be learnt through direct experience with re ...

(10 pages) 361 0 4.5 Jan/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

An analysis of Bandura's work with children and bobo dolls.

personality traits of another.An example of a theory, which explores imitational behaviour, is the social learning theory.The Social Learning Theory- Badura argues that people learn from what they se ...

(1 pages) 48 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Applying Learning Theories: Spivey

oom use and meeting the needs of a variety of learners. Multiple intelligences, constructivism, and social learning theory all have important instructional implications for the language arts classroom ... ter and Jantzie (2004) "Vygotsky thought that our cognitive development was directly related to our social development. The culture we live in influences our social and cognitive development according ...

(6 pages) 298 0 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Theories of Aggression

s of aggression. These include the ethological approach, the frustration-aggression hypothesis, the social learning theory, and the social-cognitive perspective. In this paper, I will outline the basi ... of Lorenz's work. First is his dependence on animal instincts and his negligence of the process of social learning. It has been proven that learned behaviour takes precedence in a situation of aggres ...

(6 pages) 120 0 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology


erywhere in the media today and displays messages of approval that American society may not realize.Social learning theory tells us that through association with or exposure to others, delinquency is ... message to the viewer that there is a level of gratification by committing such violent acts. Again social learning theory tells us that over a long period of time being exposed to this kind of violen ...

(4 pages) 12 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media


that they are responsible for their own actions. The way that Rotter explained this is through the social learning theory.Behaviors are learned because they are followed by reinforcement, when the re ...

(2 pages) 10 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Personality Theory on Oprah Winfrey

with individuals in the society. A very important factor in shaping personality of an individual is social interaction. After all, man is a social animal. Important theories of personality are trait t ... rsonality are trait theory (Allport), psychoanalytic theory (Freud), humanistic theory (Maslow) and social learning theory (Bandura). Trait theory refers to characteristics of a personality. Other the ...

(3 pages) 110 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Juvenile Offenders - Race and Ethnicity

uggests that variants of specific genes may influence some youths to seek out or associate with antisocial peers." (Beavor, Wright, & Delisi 2008) For many reasons juveniles decide who they associ ... e is associating with offending friends; these types of offending friends may range from being anti-social, criminal, or have a pattern of drug use. Either way the juveniles end up living a life of cr ...

(6 pages) 94 0 4.6 Feb/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Are criminals born or made?

turing environment can lead to criminality and deviance.Fourth, this discussion will argue that the social learning theory is of big importance when deciding whether criminals are born or made. Releva ... 2005, p.229). The focus on nurture, which this essay will argue is behaviour that is determined by social, environmental and outside influences that the person is exposed to and it's likely result in ...

(8 pages) 85 0 5.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Learning Personalities Theories

ound them. Learning theories include Burrhus Frederic Skinner's behavior analysis, Albert Bandura's social cognitive theory, Rotter and Mischel cognitive social learning theory, and George Kelly's psy ... r predicting and controlling behavior" (Feist & Feist, 2006, p.434). Albert Bandera's theory of social cognitive focuses on learning by observation, reinforcement and modeling. Bandura and Skinner ...

(4 pages) 178 1 5.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

The Relationship between Delinquency and Drug Use

mbership involved. The theory I have chosen to tie in with my review of the articles I found is the social learning theory of Edwin Sutherland known as differential association theory. According to Br ... se to explain juvenile delinquency. Orcutt (1983) explains that Sutherland states that everyone has social groups which influence each of us in the actions that we chose to engage in according to the ...

(8 pages) 105 1 3.8 Mar/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Understanding of Human Behavior

or is repeated depending on its consequences also called as Skinnerian or instrumental conditioning.Social learning mechanismsMany other elements are also being considered in human behavior, like cogn ... tional learning, and as most of these are based around experience, they are often grouped under the social learning mechanisms.Dollard and Miller (1950)They stated that, in humans, most of the learnin ...

(3 pages) 57 0 3.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology