Tma01 Dd141

TMA 01 DSE141 part 2. Edwina Perkins

Produce short report describing information and findings for a specific audience and with a specific purpose in the form of a handout for parenting classes.

The handout is to show parents how the work of Banduras research on modelling
imitative aggression will help parents in understanding how to watch for their children
imitating aggressive behaviours, they can observe in real life and through all forms of
media from TV to adverts, to books and comics. Looking at Bandura's research into the
learning of children in social conditions where they are likely to imitate aggressive
acts they may have observed in others. Laboratory experiments were completed into the
effect of watching violent acts by adults and how children would show change in their
behaviour after this.

The research was looking at the specifics of media and violence and the influence it
could have on children. The study was to look at how children would react to different
adult models,live, media, cartoon, one being a condition group where none of the
children were influenced by violence. The condition group is to show a comparison
between each study of aggressive behaviour seen by children to those who see no
aggressive behaviour. The study was also given the chance to show the different way
children would react to aggression by an adult male model and an adult female model, a cartoon character and a human film model of both genders; with equal numbers of children in each group and equal numbers of girls and boys all aged 3 to 6 years.

All behaviours are coded according to each individual child's shown behaviour while the
exercise is on going. The experiment is to show the differing forms of aggression,
‘imitative’, ‘partial imitative’, ‘non imitative’ and ‘aggressive gun play’. The results of the
experiment showed that those who had witnessed aggressive behaviour all scored much
higher than any of the children in the control...