Definitions for "Social learning theory"
the theory that we learn social behavior (e.g., aggression) by observing others and imitating them
a theory of gender-role development that assumes that people learn social behaviors mainly through observation and mental processing of information. (125, 262)
The study of learning that takes place by observing others rather than by firsthand experience of the learner.
suggests that men are taught to be more aggressive and women are taught to be passive.
Supports the ideas that people self-regulate their environments and actions and, though people are acted upon by their environments, that they also help create their surroundings.