Wednesday, February 23, 2011
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011
In his famous "Bobo doll" studies, Bandura proved that children learn and imitate actions they have observed in other people. The children in Bandura’s studies witnessed an adult acting aggressively toward a Bobo doll. When the children were later allowed to play in a room with the Bobo doll, they began to imitate the aggressive actions they had previously observed. This observational learning can then manifest itself later on in life as the children become adults. For example, if an adult is smoking and drinking around his children then those same effects will be seen as the child progresses. Constant bad habits’ and unfavorable actions will pose a risk to any child once that action has been done. Another example is when a young child learns the f word or any negative comment they randomly picked up as they played with their toys. Thus, observational learning occurs when a person watches other people’s behaviors and the reinforcements associated with those behaviors .Another example is when a teacher reinforces her strategy for solving a problem .As the student learns how to solve that problem in the future that student will use that same strategy to solve problems. As a result we need to control our actions around our children because they will mimic us down the road as they grow up.It is also important for our children too have good role models because they in turn lead by example.
Which of the theories seemed most appealing to you? Why?
Which theories seemed too complex or confusing? Why?