Social psychological theories of aggression

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AO1

  • Behaviour is learnt through immiatation
  • Reinforcement by reward is likely to be repeated
  • Role Model
  • Vicarious reinforcement 
  • BANDURA states there are four stages;
    • Attention - focus on aggressive behaviour
    • Retention - memory in long term
    • Reproduction - skill and abilities to reproduce behaviour
    • Motivation - expect to receive same reinforcement (rewards)
  • More likely to immitate a model we can identify with (ie same gender, same age)
  • Likely with family members (BANDURA)

AO2

  • BANDURA DOLL STUDY
  • Children imitated violent behaviour of adults
  • Didnt not explain why…

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