Social Modeling: A Psychological-Theological Perspective

Volume
Volume 8
Issue
Fall 1980
Title
Social Modeling: A Psychological-Theological Perspective
Abstract

This article presents the main theoretical conceptualizations of learning by imitation, research pertaining to modeling influence, scriptural references to learning by example, and an evaluation of each as they relate to one set (configuration) of concepts. The following constructs are considered operative in both psychology and theology: (a) People do imitate and model after others; (b) live models are extremely effective in influencing attitudes and behaviors of others; (c) symbolic models are effective in influencing the attitudes and behavior of others; (d) different model characteristics effect the degree to which some people influence others; (e) covert modeling procedures are effective in changing one'€™s own behavior.

Author
Dr. M.L. Marvin
Pages
211 - 221
Price
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