Introduction: Other Types of Learning

What you’ll learn to do: Describe latent learning and observational learning

According to Albert Bandura, learning can occur by watching others and then modeling what they do or say. This is known as observational learning. There are specific steps in the process of modeling that must be followed if learning is to be successful. These steps include attention, retention, reproduction, and motivation. Through modeling, Bandura has shown that children learn many things both good and bad simply by watching their parents, siblings, and others. What have you learned by observation?

Learning Objectives

  • Explain latent learning and cognitive maps
  • Explain¬†observational learning and¬†the steps in the modeling process