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Modeling and Imitation
Modeling and imitation

Neil has a hard time asking women to go out with him. He typically approaches them with statements such as “You wouldn't like to go to the movies Saturday night, would you?” and “I have two tickets to a play, if you wouldn't mind going.” He speaks to them in a pleading, whining voice. The members of a therapy group in which Neil participates observed these behaviors when Neil performed a behavioral reenactment of his last attempt to ask a woman for a date. The therapist asked Nick, another group member, to model appropriate responses for Neil. Neil imitated the behaviors that Nick demonstrated and gradually learned to perform appropriate behaviors in a variety of role plays. Group members reinforced ...

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