Learning approach- Bandura study

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  • Created on: 06-05-15 18:28

Bandura (1961)


Aim: To investigate whether agression could be gained through modelling and to see whether children were more likely to imitate same-sex models.


  • Children aged 3-6yrs, (36 boys and 36 girls) were assigned to three groups
  • Two groups were exposed to adult models who behaved in either agressive or non-aggressive ways.
  • Half the group saw the same-sex model and the other half saw the opposite sex model.
  • A control group did not see a model.
  • In the non-aggressive condition, the model asssembled tinker toys for 10mins; In the aggressive condition, the model attacked the bobo doll for only 1min.
  • The doll was sat on, kicked, punched, and hit in the head with


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