P1,M1 Psychology Health and Social Care

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Perspectives | Theorists | Key aspects | | Social learning theory | Albert Bandura | In this theory, we learn from other people for example family, friends and teachers. People learn from role models. Role models are very important in this theory because. The fact that we learned new behaviour from others show that we have different views of people. If we observe person we will adapt their behaviour if they behave in certain way. The example of this would be if we see a famous person wearing helmet we are more like to wear helmet to because we admire this person and because he is doing this we are going to do the same thing. This is because it will bring us more close to the person we admire. However, if the person we look down on wear a helmet we are less likely to wear it because we feel is wrong. This mostly depends on how we see the person and their behaviour. If baby sees their mother smoking he is more likely to copy her because of the strong influence she has on him and the connection. However, it works both ways if we see someone who we don’t like smoking we are less likely to do because they are doing it. The features of role model that might influence us are gender, similarity to ourselves, status, prestige, competence and fame. When we are in the group our behaviour is change although we might think we are individuals with own thought and beliefs we still change when we are in the group. The social psychologist Solomon Asch was interested in majority influence. This means when the presence of other affects us and we adapt to the group because we don’t want to stand out from the rest. We all want to belong into the group and fit in. He did an experiment in which a group of a six stooges or confederates were joined by a naïve participant who knew nothing about the nature of this experiment in a task that supposed to test
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