Bandura's Social Learning Theory

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  • 1. 

    If a child sees behaviour that is rewarding they are less likely to imitate it.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. If a child sees behavior that is rewarding, they are more likely to imitate it. Children learn through observation and imitation, and they are more likely to imitate behaviors that they see being rewarded or praised. This is because they associate the behavior with positive outcomes and are motivated to engage in it themselves.

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  • 2. 

    Bandura believed that behaviour is learned from the environment.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Bandura's belief that behavior is learned from the environment is supported by his social learning theory. According to this theory, individuals observe and imitate the behaviors of others, particularly those they perceive as role models or influential figures in their environment. Bandura argued that through this observational learning process, individuals acquire new behaviors and modify existing ones. This perspective emphasizes the importance of social interactions and environmental influences in shaping human behavior, suggesting that behavior is not solely determined by internal factors but is also influenced by external factors in the environment.

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  • 3. 

    Children can only relate to their parents.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Children can also relate to older siblings and people in media.

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  • 4. 

    How many children participated in the experiment?

    • A.

      100

    • B.

      35

    • C.

      50

    • D.

      72

    Correct Answer
    D. 72
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 72. This means that there were 72 children who participated in the experiment.

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  • 5. 

    There was no control group involved.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "There was no control group involved" is false. In scientific experiments, a control group is essential to compare the results with the group that receives the experimental treatment. It helps to determine the effectiveness of the treatment by providing a baseline for comparison. Without a control group, it would be difficult to assess the impact of the experimental treatment accurately. Therefore, it is important to have a control group in research studies to ensure reliable and valid results.

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  • 6. 

    What was Bandura's experiment called?

    • A.

      Booboo doll experiment

    • B.

      Bobo doll experiment

    • C.

      Baba doll experiment

    • D.

      Bubu doll experiment

    Correct Answer
    B. Bobo doll experiment
    Explanation
    Bandura's experiment was called the Bobo doll experiment. In this experiment, children were exposed to aggressive behavior towards a Bobo doll and then their behavior was observed. The study aimed to investigate the role of observational learning in aggression and whether children would imitate the aggressive behavior they witnessed. The experiment provided significant insights into social learning theory and the influence of media violence on children's behavior.

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  • 7. 

    Why did Bandura test the children before they participated?

    • A.

      To see how excited they were about participating.

    • B.

      To see if they had participated in something similar before.

    • C.

      To see how aggressive they were.

    • D.

      To see how good their behaviour was.

    Correct Answer
    C. To see how aggressive they were.
    Explanation
    Bandura tested the children before they participated to assess their level of aggression. By measuring their aggression beforehand, Bandura could compare it to their behavior after participating in order to determine if the exposure to aggressive models influenced their own aggressive tendencies. This allowed Bandura to examine the impact of observational learning and determine the relationship between exposure to aggression and subsequent aggressive behavior in children.

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  • 8. 

    There were ________ different stages during the experiment.

    Correct Answer
    4
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 4. Bandura outlined four processes that explain learning through observation: attentional, retention, motor reproduction, and motivational processes.

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