BEHAVIORAL MODELING

n. in psychotherapy, refers to a process in which a person functions as a model for others by exhibiting the specific behavior that needs to be imitated. With or without any conscious direction, the client learns the new behavior through imitation. After modeling one's behavior on that of another, this newly-acquired behavior may then be reinforced.

BEHAVIORAL MODELING: "Behavior modeling is usually initiated by a person in authority such as a parent, coach, or therapist."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "BEHAVIORAL MODELING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/behavioral-modeling/ (accessed November 17, 2018).
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