Learning Theory

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    • According to this - Infants become attached to caregiver.
      • Dollard & Miller (1950)- Classical and Operant Conditioning
        • Classical Conditioning - Stimulus becomes associated with a response. Infant associates the caregiver with food.
        • Operant Conditioning - Involves learning behaviour due to its consequences via the use of reinforcements
    • Dollard & Miller (1950) - Secondly Drive Hypothesis - This explains how primary drives which are essential for survival, such as eating when hungry, become associated with emotional closeness.
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