Albert Bandura's Social Learning Theory Case Study

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After my ‘A’ Level ended in 2013, the very next year, most of my friends started looking for jobs. Usually, we would hang out and spend time together whenever we were free but as soon as they got a job, either full-time or part-time; we barely hung out anymore since they were busy. At that time, I was the only one who was unemployed and throughout that time, the chat room was filled with work stories. I have to admit, when they were talking about work, I felt that I was the only one who couldn’t fit in the group and the more they talked about work, the lonelier I gotten. As someone who is afraid of being the center of attention, I find it hard to tell people how I feel. So, one day, I decided to voice out my loneliness to my close friend, Sakinah, and that was when one of them asked why I wasn’t looking for working experiences. Not long after he said that, all of them started trying to convince me to find myself a job. Seeing how I had nothing to do at home, except house chores which weren’t very …show more content…
According to Bandura (1986), cognitive prrocess have importants links with the environment and behavior. His early researched program on observational learning termed as either imitation or moedeling, which is learning that occur through observing what others do, best explains my situation. Social cognitive theorist stress that people acquire a wide range of behviour and that these observation form an important part of life-span development (Santrock, p.22). In my case, upon seeing experienced and elder co-workers, whom I respect did an act of gossiping, I unconsciously followed their bad attitude and by the time I realised I was gossiping, I was already influenced. I was part of the gossping co-workers that talk about others’ issue. Alligned with Bandura’s Social cognitive theory, I have cognitively represented the behavior of others and adopted the behavior myself (Santrock,

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