Bullying is a serious issue facing youth today. Based on concepts of social learning theory and existing music therapy research with adolescents, Dr. Silverman & Shafer provide suggestions of music therapy interventions for both bullies and victims.
April 21, 2017
Bandura developed social learning theory in the 1960s and asserted that behaviors are produced and maintained by the interaction between a person and his or her environment (Bandura, 1977). In turn, psychological functioning is a result of the “continuous reciprocal interaction of personal and environmental determinants” and “…virtually all learning phenomena resulting from direct experiences occur on a vicarious basis by observing other people’s behavior and its consequences for them” (p. 12).
This article is a re-post, with small modifications, of “Applying a social learning theoretical framework to music therapy as a prevention and intervention for bullies and victims of bullying” an article published on researchgate.net by Kayla S. Shafer & Michael J. Silverman.
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