n. an instrument in the study of observational learning, reward, and reinforcement. Influenced by watching the role play of an adult model being violent on an inflatable doll, children who saw this were more likely to exhibit violent behavior toward the doll. Demonstrated by Albert Bandura in 1961-63.

BOBO DOLL: "More than demonstrating violent and non-violent behavior, the Bobo Doll Experiment further illustrated how violence in media could alter the education of children. "
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