Definition of Social Learning Theory

Social learning theory is proposed by Psychologist Albert Bandura. According to this theory, learning happens in a social context where people learn new behaviors by observing and imitating other people's behaviors, attitudes,s, and actions. In business, HR managers can adjust the errors or bad habits of employees by observing them closely.


Upon new hiring, the untrained employee can learn quickly by intimating or repeating the actions of his boss or supervisor who is in the same position. Computers and robots are trained through cognitive learning methods to perform the tasks of human beings just like them.

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