Cognitive Psychology Case Study: Television's Negative Impact

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Cognitive Psychology Case Study - Television’s Negative Impact
Living in an era where the television has already been invented, we are considered lucky. This is because information can spread and obtain easily anytime, everywhere and anywhere. Meaning that, by this time, every household will at least have one television. When I was still a child, other than my parents, the television plays a very important role in educating me. I started to watch the television at a very young age with my little siblings. Watching the television is also one of our favourite things to do as we were very easily visually intrigued. Our parents were very restrictive whenever we watched the television. We were only allowed to watch cartoons that relate to education
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Bandura (1977) believed that humans actively process information and relate to the relationship of their behaviours and its consequences (McLeod, 2011). In this case, siblings and I were actively processing information through the television shows that we saw. In the Bandura’s (1961) Bobo Doll Experiment shows a study of social behaviours through imitation and observation (Mcleod, 2011). Bandura, Ross and Ross (1961) tested 36 boys and 36 girls. The children were divided into three groups equally. The first group of 24 children were exposed to aggressive role model. The children had to watch the role model act aggressively towards a toy called “Bobo doll” for 10 minutes. The second group of 24 children were exposed to non-aggressive role model for also 10 minutes. The third group of 24 children were used as control group where they were not exposed to anything. In my situation, my sister was categorised in the first group. When tested, the result was that the children who watched the aggressive model were more likely to act aggressively than the non-aggressive and control group children (Mcleod, 2011). In my situation, my sister is categorised in the first group of children. As she observed the violence in the television show, she applied it to me and my brother. Bandura (1961) also concluded that girls were more physically aggressive than the boys who were more verbal (Mcleod, 2011). This is found to be true. Although my brother was also exposed to the wrestling show, he was not as violence as my

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