Bobo Doll Studies

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In the classic "Bobo doll" studies, children witnessed adults play with a rubber, inflated toy. The adults either behaved aggressively towards the doll, such as hitting it with a hammer, or kicking it, or interacted peacefully with the doll.

Albert Bandura (currently at Standord University), the lead scientist behind these studies, thought that the children would play with the doll in whatever manner they had seen the adults play with the doll. This is precisely what the studies found.

The practical message is clear: Children learn their behaviors from adults. If we are to have a more peaceful world, it starts with the way adults act around children.
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