refers to simple learning that occurs as a function of observing, retaining and replicating certain behaviors observed in superiors or figures they relate to. There are four processes to observational learning;
- Attention to the model
- Retention of details
- Motor reproduction
This method of learning is primarily prevalent in the younger years of development, when authority becomes important in a child's life. Also see Albert Bandura.
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