What is non imitative aggression?

What is non imitative aggression?

‘Non-imitative aggression’ – novel physical or verbal aggressive e.g ‘cut him’ or ‘shoot the ‘bobo doll’.

What is imitative aggression?

Imitative aggression, or the imitation of aggres- sive behaviors modeled by another, serves an important developmental process. Specifically, imitative aggression may function to use others as models for appropriate behaviors in specific environments or circumstances.

What were the three independent variables in the Bandura study?

Three independent variables – The condition the children were exposed to, the sex of the role model and the sex of the child.

What are the limitations of the Bobo doll experiment?

Lacked ecological validity, as although the setting was realistic, the actions were not. The adult either deliberately acted aggressive or subdued towards a bobo doll. As the doll was placed in the room where they were observed, they may have thought they were supposed to reproduce the behaviour they just observed.

What type of design did Bandura use?

During the 1960s, Albert Bandura conducted a series of experiments on observational learning, collectively known as the Bobo doll experiments.

Was Bandura a lab experiment?

Bandura also studied a naturally-varying IV: (3) whether the child was male or female. This makes the study both a lab experiment and a natural experiment. It is a Matched Pairs design because the children saw different role models but had been matched on starting aggression.

Is the Bobo doll experiment qualitative or quantitative?

Note that these methods can also be used as part of quantitative methods. Bandura in his famous Bobo Doll Study, for instance, used an observation as part of his experimental design. Famous Case Studies like those of patients with brain damage (e.g. HM, Clive Wearing, etc.) may also use quantitative methods.

What is the Bobo doll experiment in psychology?

Bobo doll experiment demonstrated that children are able to learn social behavior such as aggression through the process of observation learning, through watching the behavior of another person. The findings support Bandura’s (1977) Social Learning Theory.

How did Bandura demonstrate one way that children learn aggressive behavior?

Background. Are aggression and violence learned behaviors? In a famous and influential experiment known as the Bobo doll experiment, Albert Bandura and his colleagues demonstrated one way that children learn aggression. Essentially, people learn by watching others and then imitating these actions.

What does Bandura’s Bobo doll experiment demonstrate?

Bobo doll experiment, groundbreaking study on aggression led by psychologist Albert Bandura that demonstrated that children are able to learn through the observation of adult behaviour.

How did observing aggression impact the child’s aggression toward Bobo?

Boys would behave more aggressively than girls. Children who observed an adult acting aggressively would be likely to act aggressively even when the adult model was not present. Children would be more likely to imitate models of the same-sex rather than models of the opposite sex.

How can the Bandura study be applied to everyday life?

Bandura’s most oft-cited experiment is known as the “Bobo doll experiment,” in which Bandura studied the reactions of children watching an adult beat a doll. In this respect, observational learning is used in everyday life by many adults.