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Does watching violence in movies and television encourage viewers to act out the scenes in real life? Plato felt that the arts had a bad psychological influence. Aristotle felt that the arts had a good psychological influence. We have read or heard about people modeling something that they have seen in the movies or television from jumping off a roof pretending to fly like Superman to role- playing whole scenes, but recently there has been an increase in injuries resulting in modeling. Modeling has even been allowed in the courts as a legal defense for committing certain crimes. Psychologist, Albert Bandura, conducted an experiment in 1965 on modeling. He had children watched a film on which a model acted aggressively toward a Bobo doll, an inflatable plastic clown. One group saw the model rewarded, a second group saw the model punished, and a third group saw nothing happen to the model. After the film each child was placed in a room with various toys including a Bobo doll. Children who saw the model punished performed fewer aggressive actions
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