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Social Learning Theory

One psychological explanation is Bandura & Walters SLT, suggests we learn through observing others

Bandura et al ­ Bobo doll study, observed agg/non-agg then placed in room with dolls, agg condition most likely to repeat, esp when seen them rewarded
(vicarious reinforcement)

Lab, cause and effect established…

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Cultural differences, agg rare in !Kung san tribe due to rearing practices, if siblings fight they are physically separated so are not exposed to any agg to

Can explain individual differences between & within, Wolfgang & Ferracuti - 'culture of violence' theory, some
sub-cultures sanction agg to greater degree…


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