Learning Theory of Attachment
Ideas: attachments are based on the principles of classical and operant conditioning
E.g. Pavlov but with mothers.
Milk = unconditioned stimulus. A baby's reflex response is automatically feeding which provides an unconditioned response - pleasure when eaten. The baby associates the person who feeds them (neutral stimulus) with the conditioned response of pleasure. This is the basis of attachment.
Dollard and Miller (1950)
When fed, the hunger is satisfied, food is the primary…