session 28 - Social Psychology session #28 More Aggression...

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Social Psychology session #28 More Aggression Social learning Modelling Culture Violence in the media Aggression as Learned Behavior * Social learning theory * Culture * Media influences Social Learning Theory * Modelling (Bandura, 1973) * Individuals acquire new and more complex forms of behavior by observing this behavior, and its consequences, in other people or ‘models’ * People who ‘model’ aggression (1) show others ways to act aggressively; (2) send the message that an aggressive response is right, correct, acceptable * The ‘Bobo doll’ experiments (Bandura et al., 1961, 1963) * Child and adult in room both independently playing with toys * Exp. Condition: after 10 minutes of tinker toys, adult beats up Bobo doll * Control condition: adult plays with tinker toys the entire time * Child then led to another room with similar toys
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Cultural influences on aggression * * “Culture of Honor” à Southern U.S. White Male
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