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Social Learning Theory in Training

Explain social learning theory.

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Social Learning Theory, developed by Albert Bandura, is one of the most influential theories concerning learning and development. This theory is based on some of the basic concepts of traditional learning theory but Bandura suggests that direct reinforcement does not account for all types of learning and that there is also a social element to learning. He believed that individuals are able to learn new information and behaviors by watching others, known as observational learning, which can help explain a wide variety of behaviors. Bandura developed three core concepts as the basis of his social learning theory. First is ...

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This solution includes an explanation of the Social Learning Theory along with the three core concepts of the theory and the four steps of the modeling process. The solution contains 388 words of text.