Behavioural Learning Theory Key Evaluation

Positve and Negative of Pavlov and Skinner's research into Cassical and Operant conditioning

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Positive of Learning Theory
Classical and Operant conditioning can explain attachment and is backed by lab research
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Positive of Learning Theory
The theory makes sense so we say it has FACE VALIDITY - Drive reductionist
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Positive of Learning Theory
Now we know these theories practices in raising children have become easier
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Negative of Learning Theory
Lab based and used on animals - humans different to animals meaning we'll find it hard to generalise the data collected
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Negative of Learning Theory
Research is Reductionist as according to Harlow's Monkey's - the emphasis on food in these bits of research is contradicted as monkey's preferred comfort, and only moved to feed when necessary
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Negative of Learning Theory
Research has show although strong attachments are shown to those who feed, it is also known that some children formed strong attachments with grandparents or siblings instead
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