One Social psychological theory of aggression is the social learning theory.
Social learning theory says behaviour are learnt in two ways:
1) Directy through reinforcement (i.e. reward and punishment).
2) Indirectly by seeing others being rewarded or punished for behaviours ( vicarious learning).
Bandura (1965) conducted the Bobo doll experiment to investigate whether aggressive behaviour can be learnt through reinforcement and punisment.
Bandura (1965)- Bobo doll experiment
Method:In a controlled observation with an independent measures design, children watched a video of a male or female model behaving aggressively towards a Bobo doll. Their behaviour was distinctive e.g they used a hammer or shouted certain things. The children…