Social learning theory research paper

Document Type:Research Paper

Subject Area:Psychology

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It is sad to note that the perpetrators of these acts are also often students, ex-students or other disgruntled persons who feel offended by some rules developed and applied on schools. The social learning theory is a concept that can be used to develop an explanation for this wave of school killings that have alarmed the entire world. Albert Bandura developed the social learning theory, and it seeks to explain some behaviors and characteristics that some persons in society develop. The theory asserts that people learn from one another. In this case, one can observe, imitate, or model what one has developed and taken it to be true and apply to themselves. The high school shooters imitate what they have seen and apply the same to express themselves (Coker et al.

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