Developmental Psychology Basics

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  • Developmental Psychology
    • Attachment
      • An emotional link between two people that ties them together.
    • Learning Theories
      • Operant Conditioning
        • According to the principle of operant conditioning, any behaviour that produces a reward (positive reinforcement) will be repeated. Behaviours that 'switch off' something unpleasant are also likely to be repeated.
      • Classical Conditioning
        • Classical conditioning is based on learning through association e.g. a hungry dog will quickly learn to associate the sound of their owner's footsteps with food.
      • Bowlby
        • Monotropy
        • Evolutionary Theory
        • Internal Working Model
        • The Critical/Sensitive Period
    • The Strange Situation
      • Secure Attachment Type
      • Insecure-Avoidanct Attachment Type
      • Insecure-Resistant Attachment Type
      • Cultural Variations
    • Disruption Of Attachment
      • Attachment
        • An emotional link between two people that ties them together.
      • PDD Model
        • Protest
          • Despair
            • Detachment
      • Privation
        • The lack of any type of attachment.
      • Institutionalisation
        • Children spending a period of time in institutional care.
      • Day Care
        • Nursery Based Care
        • Family Based Care

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