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ERIC Number: EJ046889
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Publication Date: 1971
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The Acquisition and Performance of a Socially Neutral Response as a Function of Vicarious Reward
Akamatsu, T. John; Thelen, Mark H.
Developmental Psychology, 5, 3, 440-445, Nov 71
Results of an experimental task administered to 7-8 year old children (24 boys and 24 girls) showed that acquisition of modeled behavior occurred in the absence of vicarious reward, and that, contrary to prediction, vicarious reward had no significant effect on the performance of imitative behavior. (Author/WY)
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