Affective Social Learning
Affective Social Learning is a concept that I designed with Professor Fabrice Clément (Neuchâtel, Switzerland) during my doctoral studies under his supervision. It sets out to illustrate how our reading and understanding of others’ affective relationships with the objects in the environment can lead to an internalisation of those relationships ourselves. These relationships, when shared within a tightly-knit group, can be described in certain circumstances as the values of that group. Thus. affective social learning can explain how values can become socialized and thus how culture can be transmitted.