lecture 7 (1) - Modeling Photo by: Bonita R. Cheshier...

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Modeling Photo by: Bonita R. Cheshier Definition Modeling, which is also called observational learning or imitation, is a behaviorally based procedure that involves the use of live or symbolic models to demonstrate a particular behavior, thought, or attitude that a client may want to acquire or change. Modeling is sometimes called vicarious learning, because the client need not actually perform the behavior in order to learn it. Purpose Modeling therapy is based on social learning theory. This theory emphasizes the importance of learning from observing and imitating role models, and learning about rewards and punishments that follow behavior. The technique has been used to eliminate unwanted behaviors, reduce excessive fears, facilitate learning of social behaviors, and many more. Modeling may be used either to strengthen or to weaken previously learned behaviors. Modeling has been used effectively to treat individuals with anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder , specific phobias
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