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An article in the Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology called TRANSMISSION OF AGRESSION THROUGH IMITATION OF AGGRESSIVE MODELS is a model experiment after Albert Banduras Bobo Doll experiment The hypothesis for the new experiment subjects who were exposed to aggressive model behavior would later perform similar actions and subjects who were not exposed to an aggressive model would perform no aggressive behavior Another hypothesis was that male subjects would show more aggression than female subjects The variables in this experiment are the actions of the female and male aggression models If the experiment was changed and the female and male models acted non-aggressive towards the Bobo doll then aggression in subjects would change Also the subjects were divided into male and female groups to where half of the male subjects viewed male aggressors and half viewed female aggressors and the female subjects did the same the operation definition The control in the experiment is the subjects who are not exposed to any aggression The experimental groups are the subjects who watch the male and female aggressors This experiment was designed so that researchers could see if having a male or female model made a difference in aggression acts and to tell if subjects would even imitate the aggressors behavior Subjects were divided into 8 experimental groups of six and they conducted a control group of 24 subjects they were later divided into male and female groups The average age of the adolescents being observed was 52 months Before the experiment the children were put on a 1-5 aggression scale to make the results more precise This type of method is called the experimental method For the experiment each child was taken one by one in a room an asked to play with certain toys and the Bobo doll for 20 minutes The placement of toys in the room was exactly the same every session to avoid and variation Observers looked through a
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