Transmission of aggression through imitation of aggressive models.

@article{Bandura1961TransmissionOA,
  title={Transmission of aggression through imitation of aggressive models.},
  author={A. Bandura and Dorothea M. Ross and Sheila A. Ross},
  journal={Journal of abnormal and social psychology},
  year={1961},
  volume={63},
  pages={
          575-82
        }
}
Aprevious study, designed to account for the phenomenon of identificatio n in terms of incidental learning, demonstrated that children readily imitated behavior exhibited by an adult model in the presence of the model (Bandura & Huston, 1961). A series of experiments by Blake (1958) and others (Grosser, Polansky, & Lippitt, 1951; Rosenblith, 1959; Schachter & Hall, 1952) have likewise shown that mere observation of responses of a model has a facilitating effect on subjects' reactions in the… 

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