Contains a PowerPoint presentation covering observational learning / social learning. This was designed for a Psychology or AP Psychology course as part of a Learning unit, but it could be used in other ways as well.
The PowerPoint is HIGHLY animated and is designed to capture student attention. Each slide has transitions along with rich, moving media. Additionally, a guided note sheet is included in the zip file to help students follow along with the presentation.
Topics covered include:
-- Basics of Observational Learning and Social Learning
-- Prosocial Modeling vs. Antisocial Modeling
-- Historical Examples of Observational Learning (i.e., Rodney King beating leading to race riots)
-- Albert Bandura's Bobo Doll Study
-- Everyday Examples of Observational Learning (parentese, fashion trends, job shadowing, parents as relationship scripts, etc.)
-- Violence in Cartoons
-- Sexuality and Violence in Music
The powerpoint concludes with a list of class discussion topics, including the following examples:
-- What affect do you think aggressive depictions in the media have on viewers?
-- The American rating system tends to give harsher ratings to movies that depict sexual situations rather than violence. Given what we know about observational learning, how do you feel about this?
-- As future parents, how will you utilize the theories of observational learning in raising your children?
-- Do you think that suggestive, sexual, or violent music lyrics are applicable to observational learning as well? Why or why not?
The PowerPoint also uses examples of popular songs/music videos such as Pumped Up Kicks and Blurred Lines to illustrate sexuality and violence in lyrics and how they are sometimes not even noticed by the average listener.
Please note that the fonts "Candara" and "Lithos Pro Regular" are used in these documents. If your computer does not have these fonts installed, it will automatically replace them with a default font, which will cause it to look different than the screenshots indicated and require you to re-format the slides.
Please also note that this PowerPoint may contain links to outside websites or videos for additional content to expand upon topics. At the time of this posting, all links have been verified and are working, but I cannot predict when web addresses may change or be removed. If you notice a link not working, please let me know and I will rectify it.
By purchasing this file, you agree not to make it publicly available (on websites, etc.) or to share with any other teachers. It is intended for classroom use only