Revista Latinoamericana de Psicología
versão impressa ISSN 0120-0534
ARRIAGA, J. C. PEDRO et al. ANALYSIS OF OBSERVATIONAL LEARNING AND IMITATION. rev.latinoam.psicol. [online]. 2006, vol.38, n.1, pp. 87-102. ISSN 0120-0534.
Concepts presented to explain social learning, observational learning and imitation were analyzed. Hogans (1994) model for behavioral development was used to organize them and to show that those concepts refer to different sources of stimulus control, rather than to different processes. Valence change and potentiation were named as associative factors that determine observational learning. The relation between observational learning and occasion setting was underlined. It is suggested that these three terms are variants of the conditional discrimination paradigm.
Palavras-chave : social learning; observational learning; imitation; associative factors; conditional discrimination..