Unit 10: Social Learning Theory This unit will also introduce you to vicarious learning, or the process of learning that takes place when one observes or hears of another’s learning. Humans learn a great deal through vicarious learning and are able to apply what they have learned to other situations through generalization or discrimination. This type of learning is also described as “observational learning” and forms the basis of mentoring and role modeling in contemporary psychology.
Unit 10 Time Advisory
This unit will take 3.5 hours to complete.
☐ Subunit 10.1: 2.0 hours
☐ Subunit 10.2: 1.5 hours
Unit10 Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:
- Describe Bandura’s model of vicarious learning.
- Describe three variables that affect vicarious learning.
- Define and exemplify three functions of modeling
10.1 Bandura’s Social Learning Theory
- Reading: Learning Theories’ “Social Learning Theory Overview”
Link: Learning Theories’ “Social Learning Theory
Instructions: Please read this entire webpage for a good discussion on social learning theory with basic concepts explained.
10.2 “Bandura’s Bobo Doll and Modeling”
- Reading: k5ChalkBox’s “Bandura and the Bobo Doll
Link: k5ChalkBox’s “Bandura and the Bobo Doll
and Flash Video)
Instructions: Please read this entire webpage and view the brief video for an explanation about Bandura’s infamous Bobo Doll exeriments and classroom learning today.