Behavior Modeling Training and Generalization: Interaction of Learning Point Type and Number of Modeling Scenarios
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.
Bryant, S. E.,
Fox, S. K.
(1995). Behavior Modeling Training and Generalization: Interaction of Learning Point Type and Number of Modeling Scenarios. Psychological Record, 45(3), 495-503.
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