Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
The general conclusion of Albert Bandura's Bobo Doll studies was that the children learned aggression through watching an adult hit an inflatable doll. Other researchers have questioned whether the behavior demonstrated in these studies was actual aggression or just simply imitation. This study examined the perceptions of male and female observers when viewing original footage of the Bobo Doll Studies, specifically if the observers interpreted the child's behavior as aggression or simply imitation and if the sex of the observer or sex of the child in the video affected these ratings. The participants completed both a Likert scale rating of aggression and imitation as well as a qualitative questionnaire with open-ended questions about what they observed in the films.
BF1 .M63 v. 16 no. 2 2011
Altin, Dorothy; Jablonski, Jessica; Lyke, Jennifer; and Spinella, Marcello
"Gender difference in perceiving aggression using the Bobo doll studies,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 16
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol16/iss2/2