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modeling

 [mod´'ling]
learning vicariously by observation and imitation, which can be used as a form of behavior therapy.

mod·el·ing

(mod'ĕl-ing),
1. In learning theory, the acquiring and learning of a new skill by observing and imitating that behavior as performed by another individual.
2. In behavior modification, a treatment procedure whereby the therapist or another significant person presents (models) the target behavior that the learner is to imitate and add to repertoire.
3. A continuous process by which a bone is altered in size and shape during its growth by resorption and formation of bone at different sites and rates.
4. A process by which a representation of an entity is formed.

modeling

(mŏd′l-ĭng)
n.
1. The acquisition of a new skill by observing and imitating that behavior being performed by another individual.
2. In behavior modification, a treatment procedure in which the therapist models the target behavior which the learner is to imitate.
3. A continuous process by which a bone is altered in size and shape during its growth by resorption and formation of bone at different sites and rates.

modeling

[mod′əling]
a technique used in behavior therapy in which a person learns a desired response by observing and imitating the behavior.

modelling

Physiology
The process of bone formation by osteoblasts and osteoclastic resorption, which ends with bone maturation.
 
Psychology
A normal process of personality development, in which a child learns appropriate social and cognitive behaviours by imitating a socially accepted significant other (the model); these behaviours are positively reinforced and eventually integrated into the child’s personality profile.

Research
The simulation of an experiment based on hypothetical conditions, considered by some to be a “third form of science” (in addition to theory and experimentation). Modelling is used in neural networks, molecular dynamics, cell membrane interactions and in biosphere analysis. It allows examination of a problem and testing of highly complex hypothetical solutions thereto, performing only experiments with a high probability of success (based on predictions).
 
Suicidology
Suicidal behaviour or completion in response of a person close to the suicide completer.

Theoretical medicine
The use of mathematical models to simulate environmental movements of radionuclides and chemicals released from a radioactive facility’s stacks, and how these materials disperse as they move with the wind, deposit on crops, are inhaled or ingested, and to determine the resulting doses. Some models are complex, requiring information such as weather conditions, crops, eating habits, etc.; others are relatively simple.

modeling

Psychology A normal process of personality development, in which a child learns appropriate social and cognitive behaviors by imitating a significant other who is socially accepted; these behaviors are positively reinforced and eventually integrated into the child's personality profile. See Face modeling.

mod·el·ing

(mod'ěl-ing)
1. learning theory The acquiring and learning of a new skill byobserving and imitating that behavior being performed by another individual.
2. behavior modification A treatment procedure whereby the therapist or another significant person presents (models) the target behavior which the learner is to imitate.
3. A continuous process by which a bone is altered in size and shape during its growth by resorption and formation of bone at different sites and rates.
Synonym(s): modelling.

mod·el·ing

(mod'ěl-ing)
1. A continuous process by which a bone is altered in size and shape during its growth by resorption and formation of bone at different sites and rates.
2. A process by which a representation of an entity is formed.
Synonym(s): modelling.

modeling

the art and science of constructing models.

mathematical modeling
the use of a set of consequential mathematical formulae to create a numerical model of the possible events in a system. Introduction of a series of values for individual constants makes it possible to produce a series of results that mirror the outcome of practical experiments.

Patient discussion about modeling

Q. how can models function without eating? whenever I skip lunch I find that I am not feeling well by the afternoon, and according to a magazine I read they basically live on ice(!), diet coke, champaign and cigarettes…

A. Champaign (as all alcoholic drinks) actually contains a significant amount of calories... :-) No one can function with out eating AT ALL, but they do get more used to eating LESS, and their body adjust itself (i.e. uses the food more efficiently) - it's harmful and may damage them in the short and long term, but it's possible.

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