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    Theories of Social Behavior

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    How do role theory, learning theory and cognitive theory explain social behaviors? Please provide an example of a current social issue or every day situation to show how those theories relate to social behavior.

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    Social Behavior Theories

    According to Rummel (1976), "Behavior that is peculiarly social is oriented towards other selves. Such behavior apprehends another as a perceiving, thinking, moral, intentional, and behaving person; considers the intentional or rational meaning of the other's field of expression; involves expectations about the other's acts and actions; and manifests an intention to invoke in another self certain experiences and intentions. What differentiates social from non-social behavior, then, is whether another self is taken into account in one's acts, actions, or practices." Simply put, social behavior is behavior that involves an act or a goal that involves another person wherein the individual behaves in a particular way to anticipate elements, knowledge, reactions and perceptions of others to achieve a goal or a purpose. As individuals, we are considered agents of action - of social behavior and interaction. Social behavior happens within society - in social agencies - sites where people interact and engage in common purpose via interaction to socialize, to learn, and to take part in culture and making culture happen. There are 3 main theories behind social behavior and they are as follows:

    1. Role Theory - this theory assumes that people define roles for themselves and ...

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