It has been some time since i’ve had any chance to add content to this website, and there are still a number of areas that are inactive courtesy of the website re-design i did not get to finish as yet. Below is my latest paper written for my post graduate study, and as i have finally received marks for it i can now share it with all of you. Reference list is available upon request, happy reading.
In this paper one will first introduce Social Learning Theory (SLT), before examining the case of Nigel, a 19 year old male who is currently serving a six year custodial sentence for assault and robbery and identifying the maladaptive behaviour patterns Nigel is exhibiting before conceptualising them in the vein of SLT. Further to this a rehabilitation program shall be discussed which will include the reasons for a SLT approach, the objectives of the program in regards to Nigel and finally how we would measure positive and negative outcomes. Lastly, before concluding the essay, one will examine current research in the field and establish how successful the rehabilitation program is likely to be in Nigel’s situation. (more…)