Monday, June 14, 2021

 Hello, My name is Hailey, and my first blog post is going to be about learned behavior.

Learned behavior is when we do something because we have seen it done before, or we pick up on a behavior that others do around us. This is a natural learning process, and we all have learned behaviors whether we realize it or not. 

This is kind of an extreme example, but learned behavior makes me think of the Bobo doll experiment. In this experiment, from my understanding, there was a doll given out to different families or groups of people. Some of the families were told to love, care for, and protect this doll. While other families were told to be aggressive, hit and beat the doll. The point of the experiment was to see how the children would react, after seeing the families with the doll. The result was that the children did what they were shown. If their doll was protected, then they protected it, if their doll was hit, then they hit the doll. 

This shows an example of learned behavior, the children got their behaviors from those around them. Key Study: Bandura's Bobo Doll (1963) | IB Psychology


  1. Hi Hailey, I also wrote about learned behaviors. The bobo doll experiment was an excellent study to demonstrate how children are easily influenced and pick up on learned behaviors, whether a positive or negative behavior.---- BY: Bianca Mathieu

  2. Hi Hailey! Very interesting topic! I wonder if parents today realize their influence on their child's behavior from them just watching. Or allowing them to watch too mature of content too early.

  3. Hi Hailey! Thanks for sharing this topic. I feel like this is one of the most important factors of psychology because behavior in an environment, especially by family members can impact a child because they perceive the behavior shown to them as normal even if it is good or bad.- Kyra