Video Labs: Chapter #10-Interpersonal Aggression

Violent Video Games Reduce Brain Response to Violence and Increase Aggressive Behavior


Playing violent video games increases aggression. Recent research shows that playing violent video games are related to changes in brain function. In this video research is explored which shows that playing a violent video game suppresses activity in parts of the brain involved in sensitivity to violence. Researchers believe the lowered sensitivity to violence relates to the increase in aggression related to playing a violent video game. Run Time: 2:27

The Brain: A Secret History - Emotions; Bandura Bobo Doll Experiment


This video covers Albert Bandura's classic research on learning of aggressive behaviors. Bandura exposed children to an aggressive model who engaged in a set of very specific aggressive behavior toward a inflated plastic doll (the Bobo doll). Later children showed many of the same behaviors toward the Bobo doll. Experiments like these contributed to the development of social learning theory, which states that people learn behaviors like aggression through a learning process. Specifically, the theory says that people learn aggression by watching aggressive models in their social environments. Run Time: 5:18