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Bandura's cognitive learning theory

Young children are frequently exposed to personal crisis of caregivers, violence, or other trauma that can significantly affect subsequent behavior and development. Think back to your own elementary years. Discuss the significant points of Bandura's cognitive learning theory and sue this theory to identify the impact of personal crisis, disaster, and other trauma causing events in your own human behaviors and development.

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Bandura's cognitive learning theory is primarily based on social interaction. Therefore it is often referred to as his social cognitive theory. It is primarily based on one's memory of the actions of others one is exposed to at a young and critical age and how this memory is expressed in one's consciousness throughout life. The memory of the personal crisis of a loved one or caretaker is particularly critical because it involves the person who is the most important to you at this sensitive time and what happens to them affects you greatly emotionally. Your memory is what motivates you to act and react in a certain way in your own development. One learns through observing other people's behavior and the results of that behavior, both positively and negatively. Trauma, crisis and disaster, being negatives, are that much more powerful in one's development and will affect the future behavior and decisions as one develops into adulthood. The memory acts as coded information and serves as the code for action and interaction with other people. In ...

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Bandura's cognitive learning theory synopsis is encompassed. References are also provided to justify the assertions.

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