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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

16

Number

2

Page Numbers

pages 4-12

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2011

Abstract

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.

Subject

Psychology--Periodicals

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

9 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 16 no. 2 2011

Rights

Under copyright.

Included in

Psychology Commons

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