What is observational learning and what are the four elements of modeling. Please provide a "real" life example to illustrate these concepts.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com June 4, 2020, 5:21 am ad1c9bdddf
Observational learning is when a new behavior is learned through observation, retention, and replication of others behavior.
The four stages of modeling include; attention, retention or memory, initiation or reproduction, and motivation.
Attention-Observers must pay attention to their surroundings and the behavior happening around them.
Retention or Memory-It is not enough for the observer to recognize the behavior but they also have to be able to remember it.
Initiation or Reproduction- The observer must be capable of reproducing he behavior physically. They must also have the mental capacity to understand and imitate the behavior.
Motivation- The observer needs to be motivated to reproduce the behavior they observed. If there was a positive response to the behavior ...
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