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Aggression/Bandura: Bandura, Ross, and Ross (1961)(1) made a tremendous contribution to understanding learning by demonstrating that aggressive behavior could be learned even in the absence of any rewards and solely by observing the behavior of an adult model. Cf. >Aggression/Behaviorism, >Experiment/Bandura, >Aggression/psychological theories.
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Instead of conceptualizing learning as being limited to behaviors that were directly reinforced or punished, Bandura and his colleagues demonstrated clearly that it was possible to learn new aggressive behaviors solely through imitation, with no reinforcement or punishment attached to the behaviors for either the adult models or the child.
1. Bandura, A., Ross, D., & Ross, S. A. (1961). Transmission of aggression through imitation of aggressive models. Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 63, 575—582.
Jenifer E. Lansford, “Aggression. Beyond Bandura’s Bobo Doll Studies“, in: Alan M. Slater and Paul C. Quinn (eds.) 2012. Developmental Psychology. Revisiting the Classic Studies. London: Sage Publications_____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Alan M. Slater
Paul C. Quinn
Developmental Psychology. Revisiting the Classic Studies London 2012