A dramatic sequence of shots illustrating the theme is followed by a mime which shows in graphic terms the social learning theory of aggression, a theory which suggests that aggression is a learned response rather than an inherent defect in man’s nature. Scenes in a nursery school catch an incident that precisely illustrates the learning, timing and maintenance of aggressive behaviour. The film suggests that if aggression is learnt in a social context, then it can be altered in a social context.
Made in 1973, this film reflects the cultural attitudes and language of the time it was made. But the issues raised are timeless.
This programme can be rented on our Video on Demand system for £1.00. For this you can view as often as you like within a 48 hour period of your own choosing.