ERIC Number: ED074392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A Discussion of the Theoretical Contradictions Found in Modeling Research and Social Learning Theory When Interpreted within Phenomenological and Social Comparison Contexts.
Dolly, John P.; Ellett, Chad D.
This paper has reviewed research in "modeling" or observational learning that supports basic elements of social learning theory. The authors point out that past modeling research has not taken into account subjects' self-evaluation and task competence as factors possibly mediating the acquisition and performance of behavior. Social comparison, cognitive consistency, and phenomenological theories were examined in relationship to the outcomes of past modeling research. When modeling research was integrated within these theoretical contexts, contradictions in hypothesized research results were shown. In addition, therapeutic and educational settings were discussed in view of the limitations of past modeling research. Recommendations for future basic and applied research were given. References are included. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Dept. of Educational Psychology.
Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Convention, February 26-March 1, 1973, New Orleans