Social-Cognitive Learning Theory: Definition and Examples


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According to Social-Cognitive theorists, all of the following statements are correct, EXCEPT:

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1. Peter observes Stephanie texting in class. Peter approaches Stephanie after class and states 'Don't you know texting is against school policy? You are going to get your phone confiscated.' Stephanie replies that she has been texting all year and none of the teachers have ever noticed. The next day, Peter brings his phone to class and starts texting. Which of the following effects of modeling does this situation illustrate?

2. Emily is in middle school and tries to imitate her sister, who plays volleyball really well. Which characteristic of effective models does this behavior fit under?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Social-Cognitive Learning theory is a theoretical perspective in which learning by observing others is the focus of study, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you fully grasp this important concept in modern education theory. The practice questions on the quiz will test you on the assumptions made in Social-Cognitive Learning theory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Correct and incorrect assumptions, according to Social-Cognitive theorists
  • Identifying assumptions in Social-Cognitive theory
  • How modeling affects behavior

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw and retain the pertinent information on Social-Cognitive Learning theory from the related lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about modeling in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Social-Cognitive Learning theory

Additional Learning

To learn more about Social-Cognitive Learning theory, review the accompanying lesson Social-Cognitive Learning Theory: Definition and Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define Social-Cognitive Learning theory
  • Discuss the five basic assumptions of Social-Cognitive theorists
  • Understand the four characteristics of modeling discussed in the lesson
  • Differentiate between live and symbolic modeling
  • Discuss the three functions of modeling