Learning Theory - Behaviourists

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The learning theory suggests that attachments are learned. They say that the mind is a blank slate at birst, and therefore we learn everything. 

They focus on the rewards provided by caregivers to babies in terms of food and comfort. 

Argue that attachments are based on the principles of operant conditioning and classical conditioning.

Before conditioning

Unconditioned stimulus - Food

Unconditioned response - happy baby

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