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The Giver and Social Learning Theory

NCU MFT6101-2

Dana Moody

on 10 June 2016

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Transcript of The Giver and Social Learning Theory

The Giver and Social Learning Theory
Jonas and Social Learning Theory
Sear’s Social Learning Theory



Bandura’s Social Learning Theory
-Observational Learning
Grusec, J. E. (1994). Social learning theory and developmental psychology: The legacies of Robert R. Sears and Albert Bandura. In R. D. Parke, P. A. Ornstein, J. J. Rieser, C. Zahn-Waxler, R. D. Parke, P. A. Ornstein, ... C. Zahn-Waxler (Eds.) , A century of developmental psychology (pp. 473-497). Washington, DC, US: American Psychological Association. doi:10.1037/10155-016

Lowry, L. (1993) The giver. New York: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children.

The Giver by Lois Lowry
-Community designed to eliminate all pain and discomfort

-Citizens take a pill daily to keep them in a state of emotional neutrality

-One person in the community, the Receiver/Giver, maintains the memories of the community, of which include a wide range of experiences and emotions

Jonas’ Change
-The Giver gives Jonas new data points or schemas

-With new schemas, Jonas is able to judge his community

-The social learning process happens anew with the Giver as the new source of learning

Jonas’ New Normal
-Community relieves Jonas of common rules

-Wisdom is developed from the memories he receives

-Jonas makes his own decisions

Nature vs. Nurture
Implications for our clients
-Clients have unique developmental experiences like Jonas

-Epistemological lens of clients matters in therapy
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