Albert Bandura is one the world's most frequently cited psychologists. His ground-breaking work within the field of social learning and social cognitive theory led to a paradigm shift within psychology away from psychodynamic and behaviorist perspectives.
As part of a new research agenda in the early 1960's which posited that people learn vicariously through observation Bandura began investigating aggression through imitation; work that gave rise to one of the most famous psychology studies of all time, "Transmission of Aggression Through Imitation of Aggressive Models." More commonly known as "The Bobo Doll Experiment," it was the first study to explore the impact of televised violence on children.
Find A Psychology School Near You
You can download a free full-text PDF of this classic work via the following link.
See following link for more great psych GIFs
Feb 20, 18 10:00 AM
Edwin Diller Starbuck was born. A highly respected psychologist, Starbuck devised and delivered some of the earliest university courses in psychological testing and educational psychology.
Feb 19, 18 10:00 AM
Nicolaus Copernicus was born. His heliocentric proposition that the sun rather than the earth is at the centre of the universe had a profound and far-reaching impact on the development and application…
Feb 18, 18 10:00 AM
Fritz Heider was born. A pioneering psychologist, Heider applied Gestaltist principles to develop landmark theories within the field of social perception and causal attribution. Among his best known w…