Behavioural Perspective (studies)

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  • Aim - to demonstrate if children are a passive witness to an aggressive display by an adult they would imitate this aggressive behaviour when given the opportunity in a new environment.
  • Method - a lab exp - the IVs were the sex of the child, the sex of the model and the behaviour of the model that they were exposed to. The DV was the levels of aggressive behaviour shown. 72 children - 36 boys and 36 girls.
  • Results - children were observed the agressive models made more imitative aggressive acts than those in the non aggressive or control group. there was more partial and non…


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