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Social Interactionist Theory

Language Development

Social interactionist


  •  The social learning theory of Bandura emphasizes the importance of observing and modeling. Most human behavior is learned observationally through modeling: from observing others this is how correct responding begins


  • An example of this would be when a child aquires the knowledge that when someone in their environment says "thank- you", the correct reply is to say "you're welcome".