The effects of manipulating objects in modeling films on imitative response topographies

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Andrew S. Bondy (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Marilyn Erickson

Abstract: Imitative responding has been the focus of considerable theoretical and research attention. Many studies have dealt with variables which are associated with response matching following the observation of a modeling sequence. However, recent research strategies have restricted the availability of stimuli to which an imitater could respond and limited the responses under direct observation. In addition, previous research has not analyzed modeling sequences by examining which components of a modeled stimulus sequence are functionally related to subsequent behaviors. The present study varied several components of a modeled stimulus sequence and permitted topographical variety within the imitative response class to be emitted in a subsequent testing environment.

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Language: English
Date: 1975
Imitation in children

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