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What did the Bobo doll study prove?

What did the Bobo doll study prove?

Conclusion. Bobo doll experiment demonstrated that children are able to learn social behavior such as aggression through the process of observation learning, through watching the behavior of another person. The findings support Bandura’s (1977) Social Learning Theory.

What was the hypothesis of the Bobo doll experiment?

According to Bandura, the violent behavior of the adult models toward the dolls led children to believe that such actions were acceptable. He also suggested that as a result, children may be more inclined to respond to frustration with aggression in the future.

Has the Bobo doll experiment been replicated?

Bobo Doll Study with Vicarious Reinforcement In 1965, Bandura replicated the experiment in order to measure vicarious reinforcement.

What are limitations of Bandura’s Bobo doll studies?


  • Lacked ecological validity, as although the setting was realistic, the actions were not.
  • As the doll was placed in the room where they were observed, they may have thought they were supposed to reproduce the behaviour they just observed.

When did Albert Bandura do the Bobo doll experiment?

Bobo Doll Experiment By Dr. Saul McLeod, updated 2014 During the 1960s, Albert Bandura conducted a series of experiments on observational learning, collectively known as the Bobo doll experiments. Two of the experiments are described below:

How is the Bobo doll experiment supported by the GAM?

The Bobo Doll experiment is supported by both the GAM and the Cultivation Theory. The conclusion of this experiment supports the social learning theory, that when one observes another’s actions (the aggression model) they tend to behave in a similar way (an aggressive manner).

What was the name of Albert Bandura’s experiments?

The Bobo doll experiment (or experiments) is the collective name for the experiments performed by influential psychologist, Albert Bandura.

What kind of toy was the Bobo doll?

Bandura’s study on aggression—the experiment for which he is perhaps best known—was carried out in 1961 at Stanford University, where Bandura was a professor. For this study he used 3- and 5-foot (1- and 1.5-metre) inflatable plastic toys called Bobo dolls, which were painted to look like cartoon clowns…