Major Implications Of Albert Bandura's Social Learning Theory

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Social learning theory (SLT) was proposed by Albert Bandura and he stated that people try to learn from the others through observation, imitation and modeling (McLeod, S. 2011 ). Behaviors, attitudes and emotion reactions of people may become the result of learning through the process of observation, imitation and modeling. Social learning theory is also about the change of someone's cognitive due to the result of the interaction with the others in the society.
Bandura (1977) states that: "learning became hard, if people have to rely solely on the influences of their own actions to inform them what to do. Most human behavior is learned from observations through modeling: by observing the others and performed new behaviors." (Bandura, 1977: p22).

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Bandura (1977) hypothesized that all human being are active information processors and they will think about the relationship between their behavior and its influences. Observational learning could not occur unless cognitive processes exists.
When Bandura emphasized that people learn from other people in the society by observation and imitation, Bandura then hypothesized that people will know nothing when there are no one showing us what the meaning of the particular subject as the social learning theory tells us about the others' reaction to people's behavior has the influences on how people develop their knowledge.
According to Miller and Dollard (1941), the social learning theory has the hypothesis of people can learn particular of behavior by clear observation if he is motivated to learn. Also, when people imitating the observed behaviors, their learned behaviors are likely to receive praise and positive
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