Behaviorism: theory that supports the idea that children's behavioraland emotional responses changebased on their environment.
Social Learning Theory: theory that supports the idea that kids learnthrough observation and that theiractions are influenced by theirbeliefs and goals.
High Income Family
I love my parents and will be successful like them!
We love you, Son
Low Income Family
You suck!You aren't my son!
Ya, I am!Look, I'm like you.
For stealing whitebriefcase
Contributors to the theory: B. F. Skinner & Albert Bandura
In this scenario, Tim is part of a high income family, that consists of two parents that love and support him. Tim experiences sufficient attention and is provided with all the material goods he requires. Tim grows up to be responsible and respectful. He receives the best scores in class, as he studies hard to be successful, just like his parents.
In this scenario, Jack is part of a low income family, that consists of a single parent who is an alcoholic. Jack's father emotionally and physically abuses him. Jack has begun to behave in a rebellious way, like the kids on his street, and is showing signs of aggression. Today, Tim skipped school and stole a businessman's white briefcase in hopes to gain his father's approval.