1.Observation can be a learning process.
Bandura demonstrated with his Bobo doll experiment, that children observed people and learned and imitated behaviors learned. Three basic models of observational learning:
1. Live Model: involves an actual individual demonstrating or acting out a behavior. 2. Verbal instructional model: involves descriptions and explanations of a behavior. 3. Symbolic model: involves either fictional or real characters displaying certain behaviors in books, films, television programs. Intrinsic Reinforcement
2. Mental states
Bandura stated that there are more factors that influenced learning and behavior than just external environmental reinforcement. Intrinsic reinforcement was described by Bandura as a form of internal rewards. Examples: Pride, satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment. This dealt with the internal thoughts and cognition help that connected learning theories to cognitive developmental theories. Bandura himself describes his approach as a “social cognitive...