What did Bandura say?
Watching a behaviour leads us to copy it.
Those we admire or those with a higher status. Eg, a bully rather than a victim.
Attention, retain, reproduction, motivation
Pay attention to the actions we see
memorise it in our memory
Using it ourselves.
Having the motivation to do it.
Learning the behaviour through our life = growing up with it compared with having it in our genes.
Psychology as a science
Many investigations have taken place to find things out.
Banduras bobo doll study
3-6 year olds. Shown either aggressive or non-aggressive actions to a doll. Both groups copied what they saw. Shows SLT leads to copying behaviour.
Evaluation of bobo doll study
Low ecological validity
Walters + Thomas (1963)
Learner and teacher. watched either a violent or non violent film. Gave fake electric shocks. Found those who watched the violent film chose higher shock levels.
Evaluation of Walter + Thomas