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Learning, Psychology of, Observation (Educational method)
It has long been known that man has the capacity to acquire new behaviors through observation of the behavior of others. Indeed, much of the socialization process, that period in which a society's culture is transmitted to its young, depends not on trial and error learning which is slow and could result in dangerous mistakes, nor upon direct tuition, but on the child's ability to learn by watching others.