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The learning theory

Attachment is a two way, enduring, emotional tie to a specific other person.
The learning theory is the view put forward by behaviourists (They assume that what we do is
determined by the environment we are in, which provides stimuli to which we respond) to explain

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Operant Conditioning
Operant conditioning is a type of learning that takes place because of rewards and

The association is made between an action and a reward (called a reinforcer)

Baby cries (action)

Baby gets food from the mother (reward, reinforcer)

Baby continues to cry (repeats action) to get food…


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