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Social Learning Theory

The Social Learning Theory suggests we learn aggressive behaviours by observing
others. Biological factors are not ignored, rather that biology creates the potential for
aggression but the actual expression is learnt.

Children learn aggressive responses though observing and imitating the behaviour of a
role model. They would…

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It was also clear that there was an element of demand characteristics, as it was recorded
that the children said `look mummy, this is the doll I have to hit', this makes the study
unreliable.

Bandura's study raises Ethical Issues as today, the Social Learning
Theory would not be able…

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