Learning Theory

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  • Learning Theory
    • Dollard and Miller
    • AO1
      • Conditioning
        • Reward and punishment
          • Positive and negative reinforcement
      • Drive Reduction
        • Food
          • Takes away hunger
            • Associates with mother
              • Comfort and security
              • Secondary reinforcer
          • Primary reinforcer
      • Social learning theory
        • Bandura
        • Observation and imitation
    • Research
      • Lorenz
        • Showed attachment can occur through imprinting
        • Goslings
        • Against
          • No food involved
      • Harlow
        • Monkeys
        • Monkeys preferred clothed 'mother'
        • Against
          • Contact comfort superior to drive reduction
            • Monkeys preferred clothed 'mother'
      • Shaffer & Emmerson
        • Scottish babies
        • In 39% of cases main attachment not formed with person who usually fed and changed them
          • Against
            • Shaffer & Emmerson
              • Scottish babies
              • In 39% of cases main attachment not formed with person who usually fed and changed them
                • Against
      • Evaluation
        • Most research carried out on animals
          • Questionable whether applies to humans
        • Reductionist
          • Simplifies complex human behaviours to simple responses
        • Comfort and security more important than food
          • See research

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