Learning - Social or Observational Learning Modeling:...

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Social or Observational Learning Modeling: Learning through example What factors influence modeling? The presence of a significant role model produces effective observational learning even when no reinforcement is given to the model. If model is reinforced, then imitative behavior is more likely.
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Implications. Television violence. Manners. Social norms.
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Imitation of aggressive behavior Hypotheses. Children who viewed an adult model acting aggressively would imitate that aggressive behavior. Males more likely to imitate aggressive behavior than females. Tendency to imitate aggressive behavior greatest when children are exposed to same sex model.
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Procedure 36 male 36 female 3-5yr olds 1/3 exposed to aggressive model 1/3 exposed to nonaggressive model 1/3 not exposed to model 1/2 models female, 1/2 models male
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Phase 1. Participants led to small room where they could play with art supplies. Model came into room and placed in opposite
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PSY 203 taught by Professor Forrest during the Fall '07 term at University of Nebraska Kearney.

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