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WOMEN`S UNIVERSITY IN AFRICA Addressing gender disparity and fostering equity in University Education INTAKE 13 NAME: KASU IDI C. W130244 TITTLE OF ASSIGNMENT: Social Learning theory explains all learning and behaviour. Discuss? PROGRAMME: BSc (Hons) Psychology COURSE TITTLE: Human Learning and behaviour DUE DATE: 14 April 2014 LECTURER’S NAME: Mr. Zenda SESSION: Evening SEMESTER: 2:1 YEAR: 2 LECTURER’S COMMENTS: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Question: Social Learning Theory explains all learning and behaviour. Discuss Learning is defined as any relatively permanent change in behaviour that occurs as a result of experience as noted by Robbins, (1998). Belkin and Gray (1997) defines learning as a change in the individual as a result of some intervention. Social learning theory as proposed by Bandura has a motive to explain socialisation and understanding its impact on human learning. The effect of the development of an individual as it emphasises on the societal molding rather than one’s mind and also considers the formation of one’s identity to be a learned response to social stimuli. Bandura illustrated that much learning occurs through the observation and imitation of models and that it can be maintained through reinforcement. However, social learning does not explain all learning as learning is also innate and instinctual. While social learning theorists acknowledge that childhood experience is important, they also believe that the identity people acquire is formed more by the behaviour and attitudes of othe... ... middle of paper ... ..., Prentice Hall , New Jersey Bandura, A. (1971). Social Learning Theory. General Learning Press, New York. Comer, R. J. (2004) Abnormal Psychology (5th ed); Worth Publishers, New York. Feldman, R. (2007). Understanding Psychology. McGraw Publishing, New York Eysenck, M. (2001). Psychology. A student’s handbook. Psychology Press Limited, New York. Myers, D. (2001). Psychology. (6th ed). Worth Publishers, New york Miller, N. & Dollard, J. (1941). Social Learning and Imitation. Yale University Press, New Haven, Belkin, G. and Gray, J. (1977). Educational Psychology: An Introduction C. Brown Publishers. Skinner, B.F. (1968). The Technology of Teaching. Appleton-Century-Crofts, New York. Anderson, M. and Taylor, H.(2009). Sociology: The Essential. Belmont. Crime Causation: Sociological Theories- Social Learning Theory. (2011)
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