the collecting of data, skills, or actions by way of observing the behavior of others, either directly or through such media as videotapes and film. Commonly referred to as vicarious acquisition. 2. the conditioning of an animal to engage in a behavior that has been seen in a member of the same or a varied species.

OBSERVATIONAL LEARNING 1: "Observational learning is the primary way of training new employees."
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