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Are you aware of social learning theory? Take this 'social learning quiz' and see how deeply you understand this subject. Social learning theory is the theory related to the learning process and social behavior which proposes that new behaviors can be acquired by observing and imitating others. So, are you ready to take this quiz? Let's start then. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When the likelihood of carrying out behavior is increased by simply watching the behavior and its consequences being reinforced by someone else, this is known as:

    • A.

      Social Learning Theory

    • B.

      Modeling

    • C.

      Vicarious reinforcement

    • D.

      Vicarious punishment

    Correct Answer
    C. Vicarious reinforcement
    Explanation
    Social learning theory involves both reinforcement and punishment. Whereas vicarious reinforcement is only related to reinforcement we experience by watching others.

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  • 2. 

    __________________  occurs when the likelihood of an observer performing a particular behavior decreases after having seen a models behavior being punished.   

    • A.

      Social Learning

    • B.

      Modeling

    • C.

      Vicarious reinforcement

    • D.

      Vicarious punishment

    Correct Answer
    D. Vicarious punishment
    Explanation
    Vicarious punishment occurs when the likelihood of an observer performing a particular behavior decreases after having seen a model's behavior being punished. In this process, the observer learns from the negative consequences experienced by the model and decides not to engage in the same behavior to avoid similar punishment. This type of learning is a key aspect of social learning theory, where individuals learn by observing and imitating others.

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  • 3. 

    Social Learning can be direct via instruction or indirect (eg., role models with no direct instruction).

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Social learning can occur through direct instruction, where individuals learn from others through explicit teaching or guidance. It can also occur indirectly, where individuals observe and imitate the behavior of role models without any direct instruction. This indirect form of social learning is often referred to as observational learning or modeling. Therefore, the statement that social learning can be direct via instruction or indirect through role models without direct instruction is true.

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  • 4. 

    According to Bandura there are four elements that account for observational learning: a_________, r_____________, rep_______________ and m__________. Bandura suggests that all of these elements are essential if observational learning is to occur.

    Correct Answer
    attention retention reproduction motivation.
    Explanation
    Bandura's theory of observational learning states that there are four key elements that contribute to this type of learning: attention, retention, reproduction, and motivation. Attention refers to the learner's ability to focus and pay attention to the model's behavior. Retention involves the learner's ability to remember and store the observed behavior in memory. Reproduction refers to the learner's ability to imitate or reproduce the observed behavior. Motivation plays a crucial role in observational learning as it influences the learner's desire and drive to imitate the behavior. According to Bandura, all of these elements are necessary for observational learning to take place.

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  • 5. 

    Motivation is influenced by a number of factors: According to Bandura we are more likely to imitate models when:

    • A.

      We like the model, we identify with the model, we are familar with the model and the model is consistent.

    • B.

      We like the model, the model shows us affection, we are familiar with the model, we are familar with the model and the model is consistent.

    • C.

      We like the model, we identify with the model, we are familar with the model and the model is inconsistent.

    • D.

      We like the model, the model shows us affection, we are familiar with the model, we are familar with the model and the model is inconsistent.

    • E.

      We like the model, the model shows us affection, we are familiar with the model, we are unfamilar with the model and the model is consistent.

    Correct Answer
    A. We like the model, we identify with the model, we are familar with the model and the model is consistent.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "We like the model, we identify with the model, we are familiar with the model and the model is consistent." This answer aligns with Bandura's theory of social learning, which states that individuals are more likely to imitate models when they have positive attitudes towards the model, feel a sense of similarity or identification with the model, are familiar with the model, and when the model's behavior is consistent. These factors contribute to increased motivation for imitation.

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  • 6. 

    This study looked at why children are motivated to perform aggressive behavior.  In this study, children were divided into three groups, each seeing a different ending to a film about an adult model behaving aggressively towards a Bobo Doll.
    • Group 1 saw the model being rewarded for showing aggressive behavior.
    • Group 2 saw the model being punished for showing aggressive behavior.
    • Group 3 observed the model but no consequences for the model’s behavior.
    • What is the name of the above study?

    • A.

      Bandura and Walters’ (1963)

    • B.

      Bandura et al (1961)

    • C.

      Bandura and Walters’ (1961)

    • D.

      Bandura et al (1963)

    Correct Answer
    A. Bandura and Walters’ (1963)
    Explanation
    The study described in the question is known as Bandura and Walters' (1963) study. The study investigated the motivation behind children's aggressive behavior by dividing them into three groups and showing them different consequences for aggressive behavior exhibited by an adult model.

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  • 7. 

    What is the other study that you need to be familiar with for this dot point?

    Correct Answer
    Bandura et al 1961
    Explanation
    The other study that you need to be familiar with for this dot point is Bandura et al 1961.

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  • 8. 

    What are the four necessary steps in social learning theory? 

    • A.

      Attention, retention, reproduction, and motivation

    • B.

      Attention, interpretation, reproduction, and motivation

    • C.

      Attention, reproduction, learning and motivation

    Correct Answer
    A. Attention, retention, reproduction, and motivation
    Explanation
    The correct answer is attention, retention, reproduction, and motivation. In social learning theory, attention is the first step where individuals focus on the behavior being observed. Retention follows, where individuals remember the observed behavior. Reproduction is the next step, where individuals imitate or replicate the behavior they have observed. Finally, motivation plays a crucial role in determining whether individuals will engage in the observed behavior, as it involves the reinforcement and incentives that drive behavior.

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  • 9. 

    The social learning theory was developed by ______________. 

    • A.

      Psychologist Albert Bandura

    • B.

      Psychologist B.F. Skinner

    • C.

      Psychologist Albert Skinner

    Correct Answer
    A. Psychologist Albert Bandura
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Psychologist Albert Bandura. He is the psychologist who developed the social learning theory. Bandura's theory emphasizes the role of observation and modeling in learning, suggesting that individuals learn by observing others and imitating their behaviors. He conducted the famous Bobo doll experiment to support his theory, which showed that children learn aggressive behaviors by observing adult models. Bandura's social learning theory has had a significant impact on the field of psychology and has influenced our understanding of how behavior is acquired and shaped.

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