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Contains a PowerPoint presentation covering observational learning / social learning. I use this for my AP Psychology class during our Learning unit.
The PowerPoint is HIGHLY animated and is guaranteed to capture student attention. Each slide has 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.