socail learning theory of aggression

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  • Created on: 03-05-14 12:21


  • assumption: social learning theory assumes that the environment will strongly infulence behaviour acnd that learning by reinforcemnet will take place.
  • humans imitate or model behaviour, this behaviour is then reinforced by consequences (operant conditioning).
  • therefore, humans will observe others using aggression and imitate their aggression in a similar situation.
  • if they are successful (rewarded), the behaviour is reinforced and will continue, often being tried in different situations (generalised). 


  • this theory is supported by BANDURA et al's. bobo doll study.
  • they arranged for boys and girls aged 3-5 to watch adults play with toys and Bobo doll.
  • half were exposed to adults behaving aggressively towads Bobo, while the other…


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