Learning Theory

What are the assumptions of learning theory?

Describe and critique Sutherland’s differential learning theory.

Evaluate Bandura’s social learning theory, and Burgess and Ackers’ differential association theory.

Describe and critique Skykes and Matza’s neutralization and drift theory and Hirschi’s social control theory.

Evaluate and critique Gottfredson and Hirschi’s self-control theory.

Explain Tittle’s control balance theory and Colvin and Cullen’s coercive control and social support theory.

Describe and evaluate Elliott’s integrated strain-control theory.

What are the promises and problems of theoretical integration?

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