Bandura's work suggests that children who observe aggression or violence on TV or Film are not always disuaded from the behavior because the evil doer is caught at the end. Children may store the actions in their minds until they fell the might have a better chance of success Tait

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boy-observing-pet_bxp64858.jpgChildren observe and imitate to learn. Debbie Olivieri

Our words for this week are Observing or Imitating.

When I found this picture, not only did I find it adorable but I found it to be completely relevant. A child watches parents/teachers sweep all of the time. Naturally, when a child sees a broom, he/she will attempt to imitate the actions they've seen many times before. Through observation the child was able to imitate what he/she has seen.-Jess McAllister

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I chose this picture because it shows children imitating what they see adults do! Acts of violence by adults witness by children are often repeated! Burhedita Price-Thompson

baby-sticking-tongue-picture.jpg This picture shows an infant boy imitating, most likely, an adult who is exhibiting a similar face. You can assume the infants face is a form of imitation by his eyes, which are open-wide, concentrating on the show in front of him. I got this picture from ~Amy Howlett

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They say imitation is the highest form of flattery.I am sure this is one of the many ways, both subtle and not so subtle, that this little boy imitates his father on a daily basis.
Mark Monaghan

external image childreneating33270198.jpgThis is a picture of a child observing another child eating. Children observe each all the time and sometimes they even imitate each other. I just loved this picture. I can see alot of laughing going on soon if we were watching these two boys in a real picture! Rosemarie Spina

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Below is a picture of a mother and daughter cooking together. This reminds me of Bandura's Attentional Processes, where a child through the attraction of a person they see daily or have imprinted on, become influcneces to imitate the actions of said person. For further elaboration: the child is always with her mother, she has a love for the woman and learns that her mother cooks dinner often, therefoer, the child would be more inclined to learn or model/imitate themselves after the supposed action of the mother, that which is cooking.


I found this picture in my collection from Kenya. This shows a child observing my facial expressions and responding with the same. I chose this picture because of the very direct eye contact the baby has on my face.

The picture below shows children watching a commercial for Trix cereal. Their slogan is "Silly Rabbit, Trix are for kids." This is a perfect example of how kids observing this type of adveretisement may change or alter their behavior (ie. ask for this type of cereal) because of an external influence. It can even overpower the fact that their parents each Cheerios because that becomes a grownup cereal while Trix are for kids.---Susan Taylor

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The Children in this picture have observed an adult pray. The children are imitating how to pray. This picture is very powerful because it reminds me of some of my students who come to school on Monday mornings. Most of my students who went to church on Sunday always act out their favorite church scene on Monday morning in the dramatic play area. I have came in contact with a few three year old preachers, choir directors, and Sunday school teachers on Monday mornings.
By Robin Bigsby .