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Learning theory

Learn attachments though unconscious mechanisms such as classical and operant
conditioning and biological drives.

Classical conditioning

Learn attachments by associating mum with food

Mum is a neutral stimulus at first
The unconditioned stimulus is something that makes the baby happy such as
The baby has a unconditioned…

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Low population validity- only studied babies in Glasgow so results may be
different in other areas

Harry Harlow

Studied baby monkeys
Gave several baby monkeys a choice of 2 surrogate mothers: one made of
wire with a milk bottle and one made of cloth but with no milk bottle.


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