The Bobo Beatdown: Crash Course Psychology #12

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In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank talks about how we learn by observation… and how that can mean beating the tar out of an inanimate clown named Bobo.

Table of Contents
Limitations of Classical and Operant Conditioning 01:58:09
Basics of Learning 02:24:23
Mirror Neurons 07:20:16
The Bobo Doll Experiment 0:00:00

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    added on 2 Jan, 2020

    Watching this for intro to psych

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    added on 10 Jan, 2020

    Recent work in behavioral analysis, the development of relational frame theory, also accounts for why social stories, observation, and imitation occur, via derived relational responding. You guys should crash course it, plllllease?

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    added on 18 Jan, 2020

    I do modelling and imitating all the time since i was a kid…i started it cause it felt good to imitate arrow or batman… And now i started to think that i was crazy but now i know.. That's the reason i started making good deductions after watching sherlock, having perfect form while shadow boxing etc.

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    added on 22 Jan, 2020

    Thank you!

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    added on 26 Jan, 2020

    Looks like Hank got in Joe's Glass box

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    added on 16 Feb, 2020

    This video explains internet comment sections.

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    added on 18 Feb, 2020

    Let me get this straight. A kid sees a lady working Bobo over and then is given fun toys and plays with them until they are taken away. If I were the kid, I would beat on Bobo too. If I enjoy my toys they get taken away, so I know Bobo can take a licking and keep on ticking. So to keep Bobo I guess I have to put the beat down on Bobo.

    You have taught me that the only toys I get to keep are the ones that I don't get along with.

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    added on 29 Feb, 2020

    We learned this from Socrates when he pointed out that democracy is an illusion of choice made by illiterate plebes who are organized into mob mentalities, lacking the ability to practice critical thought so that none of them have the comprehensive capacity to form any questions outside of what they're told to question.

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    added on 10 Mar, 2020

    It’s amazes me how I’m learning this in the Ik at college (16) and Americans are 17/18 all the way to college wtf shocking

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    added on 11 Mar, 2020

    I hope u speak slower other then that u know what u saying just speak little bit slower cuz u going way to fast

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    added on 17 Mar, 2020

    So mirror neurons are a chief player in how we feel empathy???

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    added on 2 Apr, 2020

    Slown down bro, you talk so fast

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    added on 8 Apr, 2020

    Think of Antabuse for alcohol addiction. Many people drink with Antabuse and get very ill from it, but they continue to drink alcohol. Intended associations, indeed!

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    added on 13 Apr, 2020

    Basically, cvm (u know who u are) brings me here.

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    added on 18 Apr, 2020

    animated Skinner is spot on lol

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    added on 19 Apr, 2020

    Bobo thr clown research was manipulated for person to get phd not enough data and highly unethical if they do it.

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    added on 29 Apr, 2020

    sauce me answers yall

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    added on 4 May, 2020

    Is associative learning also part of Bandura's theory?

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    added on 15 May, 2020

    I hated these videos in class because I couldn't pause and think about the what he just said, but now that I am stuck at home these are the funniest videos I have ever seennNN and I watch them in my free time

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    added on 22 May, 2020

    So when Hank discusses aggressive modeling, is that modeling the behavior of the adult beforehand or is it connecting Bobo to the violent acts of the adult, and thus connecting Bobo and violent acts?

    In addition, could taking the toys away be a stressor that drives the children towards violence against Bobo?

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    added on 23 May, 2020

    lmao my Sports professor just linked this in the lecture and im studying for it right now.
    So happy to see a familiar face 🙂 <3

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    added on 26 May, 2020

    thank you so much for teaching me how to beat up a bobo doll! 😛

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    added on 4 Jun, 2020

    After every chapter I read I watch you and you help me to understand it a little better.

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    added on 6 Jun, 2020

    Mirror neurons: responsible for the existence of all non-educational movies and videos.

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    added on 9 Jun, 2020

    watched this video at 0.5 since he was speed talking at so high speed and it was hilarious. For me, 0.75 was fine talk-speed for this video

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    added on 14 Jun, 2020

    4:33 is that animation supposed to be Hannah from GIRLS?? 😂😂

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    added on 14 Jun, 2020

    I am a big fan of Hunk crash course but sometimes he sounds like president Trump lol

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