ERIC Number: ED109579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
The Effects of Manipulated Self-Evaluation and Model Performance on Imitation and Incentive Reproduction of Novel and Self-Reinforcing Behavior.
Ellett, Chad D.; White, William F.
The purpose of this study was to investigate within the vicarious learning paradigm the effects of manipulated self-evaluation treatments and model performance conditions on both the acquisition and subsequent performance of novel and self-reinforcing responses. It was predicted that subjects receiving either high or low self-evaluation treatments would imitate a greater number of novel and self-reinforcing responses demonstrated by self-similar rather than self-disparent models performing the same task. Subjects were 51 first, second, and third grade private school children. The experimental task was a variation of the "skill" game. Results generally support the hypothesis. (Author/HMV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D. C., March 30-April 3, 1975)