In this podcast, I introduce the “Model and Refine” method of learning social skills.

  • I compare learning social skills to cooking
  • I discuss the 4 parts: expand, calibrate, contract, repeat
  • I discuss some of the people I modeled in order to be funnier and a good social facilitator
  • The difference between modeling behavior and “being fake”

Other Resources:

Official definition of “calibrate”

Wikipedia: Modeling definition

Article about children learning behaviors by modeling written by an early childhood education teacher

Discussion of Modeling used for kids with Autism

A talk show segment where Jamie Foxx’s charisma overttakes his co-stars of Spider Man