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is a strand of behavioural modelling whereby learning occurs through observation, therefore classed as vicarious learning and then the leaner will reciprocate the behaviour (imitating it) without any comment or reinforcement of the behaviours. This technique is used widely in behaviour therapies.

MODELING: "Modelling occurs when a behaviour is deliberately displayed by a role model to a learner or observer who then may learn that behaviour and carry it on."

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