Updated: 4/29/2020

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  • Bandura was attempting to prove his Social Learning Theory.Children observe then imitate adults behaviour
  • To do this, he decided to study if aggression can is learnt. He used a group of 72 children. 36 boys and girls and let them observe and adult playing, the got to play themselves.
  • The group was split into 6 with each either seeing the same or opposite sex, aggressive or non-aggressive model who was either male or female. Apart from the control group
  • Prior to the experiment, observers and experimenters reviewed how aggressive the children already were in a playing environment. They did this in order to attempt to reduce distorted results
  • Child and experimenter taken into room to meet the model. The child was led to a small table to do a high interest task whilst the model played with toys (relative to their condition)
  • Stage 1
  • Stage 2
  • This was done to attempt to increase aggression arousal
  • After 10 minutes, the children were taken to another room filled with impressive toys. They were allowed to play until they became immersed. Then the experimenter told them they were not allowed to play with the best toys, they were then led to the final room
  • Stage 3
  • The experimenter and child entered the room. There were both aggressive and non aggressive toys to play with
  • Through a one way mirror, judges recorded children's way of playing from pre-set criteria whilst observers recorded ever 5 seconds