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Unformatted text preview: sometimes called vicarious conditioning. Mostly what was learned about observational learning from Albert Bandura's experiment was that people mimic what they see, children are most prone to this. These findings are relevant to the ongoing debate of media violence and if it makes people behave more aggressively. Every time someone commits a shocking violent crime there is a public outcry about the acts of violence seen in the media. Studies show that the more exposure the more likely the person will be aggressive. Observational learning is also important because without it we would have to learn from experience. Learning would be inefficient and even dangerous in some cases. Parents and teachers would be constantly busy shaping behavior. Bosses would habe to stand over their employee's rewarding every little link in the complex behavioral chains of work....
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2012 for the course PSY 1012 taught by Professor Rogers during the Spring '10 term at Daytona State College.
- Spring '10