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Recent Trends in Social Learning Theory offers a convenient overview of the state of social learning theory.
This book is organized into six chapters. Chapter 1 provides a detailed discussion of the social learning theory, followed by an analysis of the theoretical views on the social reinforcement issue in Chapter 2. The contiguity theory of modeling and important role played by symbolic coding processes in imitation are described in Chapter 3. Chapter 4 elaborates the developmental analysis of imitation, while Chapter 5 outlines an empirical and theoretical overview of the status of punishment and its role in the development of self-control in children. The last chapter summarizes the contributions compiled in this text.
This publication is recommended for students and professionals in child development and social and clinical psychology.
List of Contributors
Chapter 1. Overview
Chapter 2. Some Contextual Determinants of Stimulus Potency
Some Contextual Qualifiers
Maintenance Conditions as Stimulus Contexts
Context and Stimulus Directionality
Summary and Conclusions
Chapter 3. Modeling Theory: Some Traditions, Trends, and Disputes
Operant Conditioning Analysis
Social Learning Analysis
Motor Reproduction Processes
Motivational and Reinforcement Processes
The Modeling Process and Form in which Response Information Is Transmitted
Alternative Explanations of Nonreinforced Modeling
Chapter 4. Imitation: Arguments for a Developmental Approach
Development during Childhood
Chapter 5. Punishment and "Reasoning" in the Development of Self-Control
Socialization and Self-Control
Timing and Intensity of Punishment
Chapter 6. A Developmental Memoir of "Social Learning Theory"
Experiments on Punishment Learning
Theories of Modelling
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- © Academic Press 1972
- 1st January 1972
- Academic Press
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