The Bobo Doll Experiment

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The study done by Ross Bandura was the Bobo Doll Experiment. This study was done in 1961. He had a total of 72 participants 36 girls and 36 boys around the ages of 3 and 6 years old. Bandura was trying to “add credence to his belief that all humans behavior was learned, through social imitation and copying, rather than inherited through genetic factors” (Shuttleworth). Bandra designed an experiment that would allow some to watch aggressive actors and others to watch non-aggressive actors. Bandra decided to use children for the experiment because children tend to have less social conditioning and the also have “less instruction and teaching of rules of society than adults subjects” (Shuttleworth). This experiment was setup so that 24 children

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