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Outline and evaluate one social psychological theory for aggression (8+16)

Bandura proposed that although individuals are biologically predisposed to aggression, this
will only be expressed upon observing aggressive behaviour. He stated that watching the
consequences for an individual after performing an action decided whether the child would
instigate the behaviour…

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evolutionary factors in aggressive behaviour. Perhaps SLT explanation alone is incomplete;
we may need to consider environmental factors with the biological factors.

A02 ­ SLT makes cognitive sense. It seems obvious that environmental experiences must
have an influence on the social learning of violence in children. Bandura reported that


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