The Classic Edition of this key text highlights seminal work done in the subject of learning by modeling 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 a range of key debates in the field. Topics explored include the role of reinforcement play in observational learning, the scope of modeling influences, the types of people most susceptible to modeling 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 modeling, as well as educators and professionals working with children.

chapter |62 pages

Analysis of Modeling Processes

ByAlbert Bandura

chapter 1|7 pages

Mimicry in Mynas (Gracula Religiosa): A Test of Mowrer's Theory

ByBrian M. Foss

chapter 3|23 pages

Symbolic Coding Processes in Observational Learning

ByMarvin D. Gerst

chapter 5|23 pages

The Development of Imitation by Reinforcing Behavioral Similarity to a Model

ByDonald M. Baer, Robert F. Peterson, James A. Sherman

chapter 6|15 pages

Influence of Response Consequences to a Social Model on Resistance to Deviation

ByRichard H. Walters, Ross D. Parke

chapter 7|12 pages

Imitation and Grammatical Development in Children

ByDan I. Slobin

chapter 8|10 pages

Effects of Age and Rule Familiarity on the Production of Modeled Language Constructions

ByRobert M. Liebert, Richard D. Odom, Jae H. Hill, Ray L. Huff

chapter 9|15 pages

Observationally Induced Changes in Children's Interrogative Classes

ByTed L. Rosenthal, Barry J. Zimmerman, Kathleen Durning