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Social Learning Theory. “Social learning theory emphasizes the prominent roles played by vicarious, symbolic, and self- regulatory processes in psychological functioning” (Bandura, 1971). The Social Learning theory was conceptualized by Albert Bandura in 1971. While it coincides with the fundamental ideas proposed by the behaviorist theories of the classical conditioning theory and the operant classical conditioning theory (Mcleod, 2016), Bandura adds that through observation from one’s own environment, behavior is learned and adapted. Albert Bandura explained how children first observe from their own environment, then learn from what they see and apply it through imitation (Wheeler, 2014) . For Bandura, a child’s
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Understanding LGBT culture: The influence of the parental upbringing of Filipino heterosexual middle- class adolescents on shaping their perception on the LGBT community 20 learning and rearing took into consideration the external influences surrounding the child (Wheeler, 2014). He noticed that the consequences of an observed behavior often determined whether or not children adopted the behavior themselves (Wheeler, 2014). He was able to discover all this through conducting experiments involving Bobo dolls wherein when the Bobo dolls were hit by adults, he observed that the dolls would fall over and then bounce back (Wheeler, 2014). Afterwards, children were asked to partake in the experiment and they would imitate the aggressive behavior they were just exposed to (Wheeler, 2014). When the adults were given punishments for the aggressive behavior, the children however found themselves less willing to emulate the behavior that they had just seen knowing that they would be punished for it as demonstrated by the adults (Wheeler, 2014). He conceptualized that the children learned mainly based on 4 principles: Attention, Retention, Reproduction, and Motivation (Wheeler, 2014). Albert Bandura was born on December 4, 1925, in Mundare, a small town in Alberta Canada, which mainly comprised of immigrants (Pajares, 2004). His mother and father who were both immigrants from Ukraine and Poland resided in Canada in their formative years (Pajares, 2004). While he spent his elementary and high school years within the bounds of his hometown, he proceede d to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in the University of British Columbia in Vancouver (Pajares, 2004). Initially Bandura aimed to attain a degree in the Biological Sciences, however one class later sparked his interest in psychology. Graduating , He later pursued a nd obtained his Master’s degree and doctorate degree on Clinical Psychology in the University of Iowa in 1952 (Pajares, 2004). His exhaustive work on the Social Cognitive theory became a fundamental theory serving as a primary research for multiple studies related to psychology and other branches. Bandura was later distinguished and acclaimed in his field as one of the most prominent contemporary Psychologists in the world evidenced by multiple awards for his excellence in the field of psychology proven by his multiple published works on
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