What is Social Learning in Abnormal Psychology Treatment?


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Which of the following learning scenarios BEST illustrates the premise of social learning theory?

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1. Who first proposed social learning theory?

2. Gerry grows up watching his mom, who has a phobia of cockroaches. According to social learning theory, how will Gerry probably feel about cockroaches?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand social learning theory with this quiz and worksheet combo. Quiz topics include who first introduced the concept and ways to overcome addiction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Social learning theory definition
  • Founder of social learning theory
  • Social learning theory example
  • Negative reinforcement
  • Social learning and addiction

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related social learning theory lesson
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main phrases like negative reinforcement
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about social learning theory

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to social learning theory, read through the brief lesson What is Social Learning in Abnormal Psychology Treatment? This lesson will help you:

  • Understand skills acquisition
  • Explain the purpose of the experiment with the Bobo doll
  • Distinguish differences between positive reinforcement and negative reinforcement
  • Apply social learning theory to an example of addictive behavior