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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The effect of correct and incorrect video models on the acquisition of skills taught in behavioral parent training
by Herrera, Elizabeth A., M.A., University of the Pacific, 2016, 92; 1606616
Abstract (Summary)

Modeling, a process by which a learned behavior is observed and imitated, has been demonstrated to be effective in the acquisition of skills. Several factors appear to enhance or detract from the effect a model has on subsequent observer behavior and contradictory findings have been reported based on the type of model used. A less explored factor is the impact of correct and incorrect models as often employed in parent training packages when teaching skills that are to be acquired by the observer. To further investigate, the current study compared the effectiveness of correct and incorrect video models using an empirically supported treatment for child behavior problems: The Incredible Years. Using a fairly minimal, and mostly remote intervention 5 out of 6 participants improved from baseline sessions. Several areas of future research are presented for modeling and parent training to assess effectiveness of model types and treatment programs used.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Jensen, Scott
Commitee: Grady, Jessica
School: University of the Pacific
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Behavioral psychology
Keywords: Modeling, Parent training, Video modeling
Publication Number: 1606616
ISBN: 978-1-339-39563-0
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