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Vicarious Reinforcement: Definition & Explanation

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If something is vicarious, it is:

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1. Vicarious reinforcement is:

2. Although generally a good practice, it is possible to ______ the strategy of vicarious reinforcement.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Vicarious reinforcement is an important behavioral concept, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of it. You'll be assessed on the the theory of vicarious reinforcement and its purpose.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Purposes of vicarious reinforcement
  • Definition of vicarious
  • Uses and misuses of vicarious reinforcement

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding vicarious reinforcement
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about applications of vicarious reinforcement

Additional Learning

To learn more about psychology, review the accompanying lesson called Vicarious Reinforcement: Definition & Explanation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain how vicarious reinforcement can be damaging
  • Identify and define examples of vicarious reinforcement
  • Know the uses and abuses of vicarious reinforcement
  • Explain circumstances where vicarious reinforcement would not work
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