Social Learning

Social learning may refer to:

  • Observational learning (psychology), learning that occurs as a function of observing, retaining and replicating behavior observed in ones environment or other people.
  • Social learning theory (criminology), a theory of crime that asserts that humans learn deviant behavior from their peers.
  • Social learning (social pedagogy), a theory of education that acquisition of social competence happens exclusively or primarily in a social group.

Famous quotes containing the words social and/or learning:

    Edith: Does anybody want me to flatter and be untruthful? Hotchkiss: Well, since you ask me, I do. Surely it’s the very first qualification for tolerable social intercourse.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    I can’t make head or tail of Life. Love is a fine thing, Art is a fine thing, Nature is a fine thing; but the average human mind and spirit are confusing beyond measure. Sometimes I think that all our learning is the little learning of the maxim. To laugh at a Roman awe-stricken in a sacred grove is to laugh at something today.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)