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What do psychologists think about the effects of violent video games and violence in the media on viewers? Does it lead people to be more aggressive? More violent? Or is it the other way around – that aggressive people are drawn to violent media? We explore this question in this episode along with taking a close look at the classic “Bobo” doll study that was conducted by Albert Bandura. And we throw in a little James Bond along the way.
Resources For This Episode
- Here’s the article that appeared in the Stanford News Service which announces the Grawemeyer Award that was given to Albert Bandura.
- Forty Studies that Changed Psychology: Explorations into the History of Psychological Research
- Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror
- The Rodney Atkins – Watching You video on YouTube
Here’s the video from YouTube called “Watching You” which demonstrates how we learn by observing others: