The Theory Of Albert Bandura's Social Cognitive Theory

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In the early 1960, Albert Bandura and his researchers recognized that the important aspect of learning, the observation of others. From this analysis began the Social Cognitive Theory, was originally called Social Learning Theory. The Social Learning Theory, developed by Albert Bandura during his research at Stanford University in 1977, interested in learning and behaviorism. Social Learning Theory is based on the idea that we learn from our interactions with others in a social context. Separately, by observing the behaviors of others, people develop similar behaviors (Smith & Berge, 2009). It considers that people learn from one another through observational learning and imitation. He believes that people obtain their behaviors by observing to others, then imitate what they have observed. In year 1961, Albert Bandura and his researchers carried out an experiment named as Bobo Doll experiment in order to study how aggressive behavior develops in children. He believes that children are passive witnesses to an aggressive display by an adult. They will follow or intimate the action or behavior that display by the adult. Number of 36 boys and 36 girls with an age ranged from 37 to 69 months were tested. He showed a video to children in which an adult beat up on a doll and divided the children into three groups, and each group watched a video with a different ending. The result shows that the children who saw the aggressive model made more aggressive acts than the children who
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