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What is an attachment?
An attachment is an emotional link between the child
and a primary care giver which ties them together.
Maccoby 1980 argues there are four ways that you can
recognise an attachment.
- Seeking proximity
- -Distress on separation
- Joy on reunion
- General behaviour…read more
When milk is provided to a baby this is an
unconditional stimulus (natural) which provides an
unconditional response in the baby of pleasure and
relied from hunger. This response is automatic and
doesn't need to be learnt.
The neutral stimulus is the feeder, through
repetition of feeding the mother becomes the
conditioned stimulus.…read more
This theory is founded by Skinner. He placed hungry
animals in cages and let them explore their
surroundings. When the animal accidently pressed
a lever food was supplied. The animal soon learnt to
press the lever for food. Any behaviour that
produces a reward which is a positive re
enforcement such as food will be repeated.…read more