Social-Learning Theory and Violence

Chapter 11 of your text references Bandura's social-learning theory and the famousBobo doll experiment. More recently, violent crimes such as mass shootings are oftenassociated with violent video games played by the perpetrator.

Read the Web sites listed below (and any additional ones you find), and then write anessay of at least 800 words explaining basic social learning theory. What are Bandura'sfour basic processes? What evidence supports Bandura's theory? Explain the basicargument presented by those who believe that violent video games foster violent acts.Finally, present evidence whether or not there is evidence to suggest that playing violentvideo games leads to real-life violence.

Here are some links to get you started:

http://www.apa.org/science/about/psa/2003/10/anderson.aspx

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/violent-video-games-make-kids-aggressive-study-suggests/

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/violent-video-games-and-mass-violence-a-complex-link/

https://psychcentral.com/news/2013/11/26/video-games-help-boost-social-memory-cognitive-skills#1

Video (Bandura and Social Learning): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjTxQy_U3ac

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