American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

The Merits, Limitations, and Modifications of Applying Bandura’s Social Learning Theory to Understanding African American Children’s Exposure to Violence
Cindy L. Burdick

The goal of this review of the empirical literature is to investigate the application of Social Learning Theory and make modifications in order to gain understanding African American Children’s exposure to violence. African American children are exposed to violence more than any other race.Social Learning Theory holds that children learn through interactions with a variety of socializing agents. With increased violence on television, television has become a dangerous learning and socializing component that can enhance Social Learning Theory.

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