OBSERVATIONAL LEARNING: A TECHNIQUE FOR ELUCIDATING S-R MEDIATION PROCESSES

ANTHONY G. GREENWALD, STUART M. ALBERT

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Abstract

104 FEMALE UNDERGRADUATES WATCHED NAIVE MODELS (MS) PERFORM AT A VISUAL DISCRIMINATION AVOIDANCE TASK. IN A 2 * 2 DESIGN, TASK APPARATUS FOR M WAS EITHER IN THE SAME ORIENTATION OR ROTATED RELATIVE TO THAT SUBSEQUENTLY USED FOR O, AND THE HAND USED BY M WAS EITHER THE SAME OR DIFFERENT FROM THAT LATER TO BE USED BY O. DATA FOR 96 OS CONFORMED IN NEAR DETAIL TO THE PREDICTION THAT POSITIVE TRANSFER WOULD BE PROPORTIONAL TO THE SIMILARITY BETWEEN VISUAL STIMULI RECEIVED FROM M'S PERFORMANCE AND THOSE LATER TO BE RECIEVED FROM CORRECT PERFORMANCE (PERFORMING STIMULI). IT IS SUGGESTED THAT THE OBSERVATIONAL LEARNING PARADIGM MAY BE USEFUL FOR STUDYING THE MEDIATION PROCESSES OF S-R THEORY, SINCE THESE DATA INDICATE THAT MEDIATING STIMULI ARE MORE EFFECTIVE THE MORE THEY APPROXIMATE PERFORMING STIMULI. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-276
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Experimental Psychology
Volume76
Issue number2 PART 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 1968

Keywords

  • VICARIOUS LEARNING, STIMULUS-RESPONSE THEORY

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