Social Learning Theory

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learn aggression through observation and watching th behaviour of role models and copy, learn about consequences of ag beh by watching others being rewarded or punished, vicarious reinforcemnet, bandura claimed for social learning to take place, child must be able to form a mental representation of the events in their social environment

BANDURA BOBO DOLLS- AG AND NON AG- AG COPIED

BANDURA AND WALTER- 3 GROUPS DIF ENDING TO FILM- AG COPIED

BANDURA- REWARDED FOR AG BEHAVIOUR- GROUPS SIMILAR- TAKE PLACE REGARDLESS OF REINFORCEMENTS, just children, little generalisation

PHILLIPS ET AL- HOMOCIDE IN US AFTER BOXING, IMITATING BEHAVIOUR, cant be sure of cause and effect, cant be sure if those even watched the boxing

CHILDREN DEMAND CHARACTERSTICS- BOBO DOLL NOT REAL PERSON, REDUCTIONIST, DETERMINISTIC, GENDER BIAS (FEMALES LESS), ENCOURAGING AG IN CHILDREN IS WRONG

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