Social Learning Theory as an explanation of Gender Development (Vicarious…
Social Learning Theory as an explanation of Gender Development
Attention, Retention, Motor Reproduction and Motivation
Behaviour can be stored to be replicated at a later date
Identification with someone of a similar age group
Will replicate their behaviours
Unconsciously learning behaviour after observing consequences
Bad consequence- won't imitate behaviour
Good consequence- imitates behaviour
Bandura's Bobo Doll Experiment (1986)
Children more likely to imitate someone they identify with
Overlooks the role of Biology
Added to our knowledge and understanding of how learning takes place in humans.
Media could be an influence to Gender Development
Recognises the role that the environment, which is outside the control of the individual, and free will play in learning.