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Unformatted text preview: Weapons effect: Observation that weapons serve as strong cues for aggressive behavior Social Learning Theory (Bandura) Social learning theory: Combines learning principles with cognitive processes, socialization and modeling to explain behavior No instinctive (innate) desires for shooting guns, knife fights and so on Aggression must be learned Aggressive Pornography Depictions in which violence, threats, or obvious power differences are used to force someone (usually a woman) to engage in sex Social Learning Theory (Bandura) Disinhibition: Removal of inhibition; results in acting-out behavior that normally would be restrained Television seems to be able to cause desensitization to violence Desensitization: Reduced emotional sensitivity...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY ps 101 taught by Professor - during the Spring '10 term at Montgomery.
- Spring '10