ERIC Number: ED116379
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Observational Learning: A Behavioral Approach for Use in the Classroom.
Mazzullo, Mariann C.; Greenberg, Judy I.
A program for modifying classroom behavior of emotionally disturbed and other children (in grades 3 through 7) based on modeling is described, and specific behaviors and evaluation items for the program are provided along with their rationale. Research is reviewed in Part I and topics are covered, such as: the three effects of modeling (acquisition of a novel response, inhibition or activation of an already learned behavior, and stimulation of an observed behavior); four processes involved in observational learning (attentional, retention, motor reproduction, and incentive and motivational processes); the use of a token economy; and pre-entry skills necessary to participate in modeling behaviors (auditory acuity, visual acuity, and ability to decode English words into appropriate syntax and literal meaning). For each behavior specified in Part II, information is usually given on what the child is observing, the level of development involved in the activity, and examiner observations used to evaluate the behavior. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mamaroneck Union Free School District 1, NY.