Title

Behavior Modeling Training and Generalization: Interaction of Learning Point Type and Number of Modeling Scenarios

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-1995

Department

Psychology

Abstract

Two types of learning points (summary label and rule code) were crossed with either one modeled situation or three modeled situations in a behavior modeling training experiment. The dependent variable was degree of generalization within the experimental context, as measured by a behavioral checklist. The results, based on 80 undergraduate volunteer subjects was a significant, F(1, 76) = 7.94, p < .05, interaction effect, attributable entirely to the superiority of the rule code and multiple model condition. The implication for training programs wishing to improve generalization is that a more detailed set of cueing guidelines (e.g., rule code learning points) enables the trainee to benefit more from multiple modeling scenarios than a less detailed set of linguistic cues.

Publication Title

Psychological Record

Volume

45

Issue

3

First Page

495

Last Page

503