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P2: Using the following example, explain the value of social learning approach to health and social care provision. -Using the concepts of social learning theory, explain how it could be applied to the promotion of healthy behaviours (e.g. taking up exercise, wearing a cycle helmet) Bandura's Social Learning Theory posits that people learn from one another, via observation, imitation, and modelling. The theory has often been called a bridge between behaviourist and cognitive learning theories because it encompasses attention, memory, and motivation. ...read more.


Everyone is a role model in their own way, as someone will at some stage observe what you're doing and store it in their mind. People who are less powerful than you or younger than you, would observe and store it in their mind more than what someone of a higher level than you or much older. Social learning theory can explain how people acquire desirable and undesirable behaviours; therefore the same principles can be used in health awareness and health promoting campaigns. ...read more.


When the children view this they will store it in their mind till the next time there riding a bicycle and remember and practice this theory by wearing a helmet like the cartoon characters. In terms of availability this poster could be shown in television and on posters on the back of a bus so children could see it. It would grab the children's attention as its got pictures of cartoon characters. This poster could reproduce again and again so children will always see it and retain the picture in their mind. This will motivate children to wear a helmet as they see this cartoon character wearing one. ?? ?? ?? ?? Maria Gowdy ...read more.

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