The Theories Of Albert Bandura Essay

834 WordsOct 15, 20154 Pages
Albert Bandura is a psychologist who states that behavior is learned from the environment through the process of observational learning. He believes that humans are “active information processors” and connects their behavior and consequences. He didn 't believe that direct reinforcement could lead to any type of learning. Instead, his theory stated that learning occurs simply by observing the actions of others. Children observe any influential models such as parents, teachers, siblings and peers around them. which connects to his theory about how a child is more likely to imitate those people it perceives as similar to itself like those of the same sex. Bandura’s theory describes the majority of what I observed when I went to Montgomery Child Care Association. I arrived there at 9:00 AM as the children were starting to enter the building. The classes were separated by names. The one I was in was called “The Dinosaur class”. The children began to remove their jackets and hang it in their individual cabinets as they had seen the teachers doing. There were three adults and twenty, two to three year olds. One of the teacher began the day by showing half the kids magic tricks. First, she put glue in a water bottle and put a thick black paper in it. She then began to shake it rapidly. She pulled out the black paper that is now in the form of spiders. The five children observed what she was doing and began to copy her to do the same. The children were very fascinated and
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