Applications of Observational Learning

Topic: Applications of Observational Learning

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Key Terms:

  • Positive Observational Learning
  • Prosocial behavior: positive, constructive, helpful behavior. The opposite of antisocial behavior
  • Television and Observational Learning
  • -effects on television towards families and children
  • Children are more likely to imitate those they perceive to be like them, successful, or admirable
  • Basis of: Observational Learning: learning by observing others
  • lessons learned as children are not easily UNLEARNED as adults


From the basis of Observational Learning and the experiments by Bandura, we learn that there is both negative and positive aspects towards Observational Learning. Through positive learning, prosocial models have positive effects. They are unviolent and have a helpful influence. On the other hand, there are antisocial models that have a negative effect, arousing problems such as abuse in families and violence amongst children. Television and learning have an extremely strong link. Television is the easiest way to get influenced. Imitation is one of the main roles.

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