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Tuesday, March 4 1960s – great concern about violence Assassinations Civil rights movement Vietnam Riots Television programs Violence as release? catharsis = viewing someone else’s violence reduces one’s own feelings of aggression - Feshbach, 1961 Little evidence to support it Still studied by people who want to believe it, especially those who study effects of pornography Bandura’s social learning theory Bandura is a UI psychology PhD How did kids in bad environments learn to be good? And vice versa. Social cognitive theory (Bandura, 1960s) Originally known as social learning theory We learn symbolic representations of behavior – how someone might behave in a situation, what is good behavior, wrong behavior and model it in similar situations Modeling behavior Models = examples provided in our environments Other people, TV characters, celebrities Bandura’s Bobo doll experiments Kids placed in a lab room to view stimulus – model beating a Bobo doll
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