Learning theory of Attachment Essay Plan

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Discuss the learning theory of attachment (16 marks)


  • Attachment learned through classical or operant condiitoning, with classical involving learning through association, pairing emotions with people. 
  • Food (unconditioned stimulus) causes sense of pleasure (unconditioned response)
  • Person who feeds becomes associated with this food which is assocaited with please and becomes the conditioned response, creating the attachment bond 
  • OPERANT CONDITIONING - food is primary reinforcer and person supplying food is secondary reinforcer,


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