11) Albert Bandura: Bobo Doll Experiment

The 1960s was another decade marking massive progress in the field of psychological study, ranging from developmental studies such as Bandura’s study of social learning, or Gibson and Walk’s Visual Cliff experiments (segment 14) to social psychology studies like Milgram’s classical Obedience experiment (segment 21) and the case study of the Death of Kitty Genovese and the Bystander Effect (segment 23), and the ethological studies into the process of Imprinting carried out by Konrad Lorenz and Eckhard Hess (segment 26).

One of the most immediately recognisable classical experiments in psychology, Bandura’s Bobo Doll experiment probes how infants and children learn by mimicking the behaviour they see in other adults.

The following documentary features Albert Bandura explaining his experiment, followed by its original footage:

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