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Psychological Modeling
Conflicting Theories

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Book Description

The Classic Edition of this key text highlights seminal work done in the subject of learning by modelling and offers an extensive review of the major theories, edited by one of the most influential psychologists of his generation.

In his introductory essay, Bandura identifies the most important controversial issues in the field of observational learning and reviews a large body of research findings, before carefully chosen articles written by a team of expert contributors tackle debates a range of key debates in the field. Topics explored include the role of reinforcement play in observational learning, the scope of modelling influences, the types of people most susceptible to modelling influences, and the relative effectiveness of models presented in live action, in pictorial presentations, or through verbal description.

Written in a lively and engaging manner, this book will be of interest to all psychology students interested in psychological modelling, as well as educators and professionals working with children.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Analysis of Modeling Processes. Albert Bandura, Stanford University

1. Mimicry in Mynas (Gracula Religiosa): A Test of Mowrefs Theory. Brian M . Foss, Birkbeck College, University of London

2. A Comparative Test of the Status Envy, Social Power and Secondary Reinforcement Theories of Identificatory Learning Albert Bandura, Stanford University, Dorothe A Ross, Stanford University, and Sheila A. Ross, Palo Alto

3. Medical Research Foundation Symbolic Coding Processes in Observational Learning. Marvin D. Gerst, University of California, San Diego

4. Influence of Models' Reinforcement Contingencies on the Acquisition of Imitative Responses. Albert Bandura, Stanford University

5. The Development of Imitation by Reinforcing Behavioral Similarity to a Model. Donald M. Baer, University of Kansas, Robert. Peterson, University of Illinois, and James A. Sherman, University of Kansas

6. Influence of Response Consequences to a Social Model on Resistance to Deviation. Richard H. Walters, University of Waterloo and Ross D. Parke, University of Wisconsin

7. Imitation and Grammatical Development in Children. Dan I. Slobin, University of California, Berkeley

8. Effects of Age and Rule Familiarity on the Production of Modeled Language Constructions. Robert M. Liebert, State University of New York, Stony Brook, Richard D. Odom, Jae H. Hill, and Ray L. Huff, Vanderbilt University

9. Observationally Induced Changes in Children's Interrogative Classes. Ted L. Rosenthal, Barry J. Zimmerman, and Kathleen Durning, University of Arizona

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Albert Bandura is the David Starr Jordan Professor Emeritus of Social Science in Psychology at Stanford University. He is known as the originator of social learning theory (renamed the social cognitive theory) and the theoretical construct of self-efficacy, and is also responsible for the influential 1961 Bobo doll experiment.  The first edition of Psychological Modeling was published Transaction Publishers in 1971.