social learning theory

social learning theory

The fundamental tenet of social learning theory is that moment-to-moment exchanges between parent and child are crucial. If parents model antisocial and aggressive behavior, their children learn it, too; similarly, family processes may spring "reinforcement traps". Social Learning Theory has described principles for directly changing parenting behavior.

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