عنوان مقاله [English]
The current research delves into the quality of rule-formation and model development from the behavior of characters in Quranic stories and analyses the prerequisites of this mental process. Generalization from a detailed sample to a prevailing rule requires the fulfilment of the following steps; assuring the occurrence of a particular behavior in the story, acquiring the qualification and acceptability of the behavior, obtaining the intention of the story-teller for modeling the behavior, fulfilling the conditions for generalization of the behavior. In the process of acquiring general behavioral models from Quranic stories, knowing and presuppositions play an inevitable role. Thus, the audience of the story can already distinguish a desirable behavior from an undesirable behavior and develops the earlier into a model while ignoring the later. Besides, the ambiguity in and doubt toward the intention of the story-teller for rule-formation allows for the effect of the pre-suppositions held by the audiences.