Health and Social Care Lv3 90, 19+ Uni8 D1

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Even though social learning approach and behaviorist approach were made to make us understand how human behaviour works either by modeling or rewards and punishments from environment that we live on, they not just have advantages but also have disadvantages. Some of the strengths of the social learning approach is that it’s an experiment therefore it's suitable when trying to measure human behaviour, we can easy understand his accurate method, realistic view of people and concern with the social implications in human behaviour. One of the biggest disadvantages of this approach is that does not take into account physical and mental changes of the person and does not take in account that people can see one only situation from different point of view for example some people think that be a musician is something rewarded, but other may think that is a loss of time. On the other hand we have the behaviourist approach that suggest that the human behaviour depends of what we learn by association or as a result of reinforcement, this theory has successfully applied classical and operant conditioning to its theories, we can easily understand is accurate method, for example one the experiments are objective, measurable and observable. An example of this is Bandura's bobo doll study of aggression with children. This theory is also useful when treating phobias. But as everything this theory also has disadvantages for example, the fact that it focuses too much on the 'nurture' side of the nature/nurture debate. It suggests that all behaviour is learned but cognitive and biological elements have been proved to affect behaviour an example of this is the assumption that people learn behaviour by observing others getting rewarded for certain actions. It’s also difficult to use this theory with adults, as it is more difficult to manipulate them with punishments and rewards unlike
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