GENERALIZED IMITATION By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 the name for imitation of forms of behaviour that, until presented by a model, had been previously unseen. Presumably this results from a history of reinforcement for imitating. GENERALIZED IMITATION: "Generalised imitation results from reinforcement." Related Psychology Terms MODELING SHAPING PROGRESSIVE-RATIO SCHEDULE DEFERRED IMITATION MIMETIC RATIO REINFORCEMENT MIXED-STANDARD SCALE STRESS-DECOMPENSATION MODEL BEHAVIORAL INTEGRATION BEHAVIORAL MODELING Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "GENERALIZED IMITATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/generalized-imitation/ (accessed January 19, 2021).