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malott ch14 - Quiz 8: Malott Ch.14 I. Malott Ch. 14:...

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Quiz 8: Malott Ch.14 I. Malott Ch. 14: Imitation A. Imitation: the form of behavior by an imitator is controlled by a model of similar behavior 1. Form of behavior Does NOT occur simply when behavior of the imitator is similar to the behavior of the model not imitation if similar behavior was controlled by the same contingency (reinforcement not contingent on imitation) a. Ie: loud noise causes all people in the stadium to cover their ears b. Reinforcement would not be contingent on imitation of surrounding behaviors (at least not entirely) but on escaping the aversive condition c. Ie: cars all move when green light is on similar behavior contingent on stimulus of “green light,” not imitation B. Training Imitation 1. Physical Prompt: (physical guidance) a trainer physically moves the trainee’s body in an approximation of the desired response 2. Imitation training: to teach Ninja to sit, we say “Sit” as we push his butt down; we slowly stop pushing his butt down, and each time he is able to “sit” on command, we reinforce him with a treat; no sitting= prevention of reward stimulus
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2009 for the course PSYC 305 taught by Professor Lavond during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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