The Problem Of Domestic Violence Essay

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Domestic violence is something that most people do not want to talk about. It is the dirty little secret kept my families to protect those who are committing the behavior. The problem is that violence is not ok and the more it is pushed under the rug and a blind eye turned to it, the worse it gets. As a matter of fact, ignoring domestic violence can have potentially deadly consequences. What causes a person to become violent? Are they born with a predisposition to it because of their inherited genes or is it something that is learned? This has been a debate among scholars, scientists, and psychologists for many years. One psychologist in particular named Albert Bandura came up with the Behavior Modeling Theory which states that children who use aggressive tactics have parents who use similar behaviors when dealing with others. In this view, children are most affected by the influence of family members (Kindschi, D. (July, 2013). So how exactly does this relate to domestic violence then? The short answer is simple, children mimic what they see. If a child grows up in a home where violence is a normal occurrence, they believe and assume this is the way life is and will start to behave the same way. One of Bandura’s most famous experiments involved a blow up clown doll names Bobo. Three different groups of children were tasked with watching how an adult interacted with the doll and then they were given the chance to interact with it as well. The children who observed the…

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