psych201r2_banduras_bobo_doll_experiment_transcript

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Axia College Material Bandura’s Bobo Doll Experiment Dr. Bandura: Jim, we want to see whether the child will imitate you after he sees you hit the doll. Now the way you have to do this is to hit it with distinctive gestures and also make distinctive sounds like “bam” or pick up a mallet and go, “whack” – distinctive gestures and distinctive sounds. And then after that, we’ll see what the child does. Jim: And you want me to say it when I… Narrator: The way in which children learn aggression through modeling has been ingeniously demonstrated by Dr. Bandura and his associates in a series of experiments conducted at Stamford. The youngster we’re observing is participating in a variation of one of these
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Unformatted text preview: experiments. Jim: Bam! Bam! Narrator: By hitting a child, you may on the surface appear to be inhibiting his aggression and causing him anxiety, but at the same time, youre also providing him a physically aggressive model. Youre giving a double message to the child. Jim: Pow! Pow! Pow! Child: Bam! Bam! Jim: Whack! Child: Whack! Jim: Pow! Child: Pow! Narrator: If a child hits another, and the parent punishes him by hitting him, the parent is teaching him to retaliate, to redress the injury by hurting someone else. One of the best predictors of aggression in children is a history of physical punishment. PSY/201...
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