MODEL CHARACTERISTICS IN COVERT IMAGERY PROCEDURES
Lowe, S. E. (1978). The comparative effectiveness of ideal self, ideal person, and real self as models in covert modeling procedures. Dissertation Abstracts International, 39, 988B.
In covert behavior modification procedures it is often necessary to commence a program imaging a model other than the client. Important criteria for effective models are listed below.
Implication. A model for initial stages of behavior modification should not be a mastery model. The closer it is to the observer's characteristics, the easier the observer will be able to empathize and identify with it.
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