Learning Theory

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What does Operant Conditioing presume?
Mother and baby don't love each other at birth but become attached as behaviours toward each other are rewarded
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What kind of reward is it for mother when the baby stops crying after attention?
Negative Reward- because uncomfortable situation has stopped
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What then happens regarding attention giving and negative rewards?
Giving of attention will become more frequent
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When the baby cries, what does mum give to it?
Mum gives food to it so that rewards the behaviour- Baby learns crying will get mothers attention
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When baby leans crying will bring attention, what happens to the baby's crying?
Behaviours become more frequent and intense AND ATTACHMENT GROWS
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For operant conditioning in 1950s what was seen as the main reward?
Milk main reward that caused babies to attach to feeders
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Classical Conditioing
Assumes that the mother is paired many times with being fed and the pleasure on being with mother- Baby comes to love being with mum
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Mother
Neutral stimulus
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Being fed/ Pleasure of being fed
Unconditioned stimulus
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Pleasure on being with mother
Conditioned response
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Who was involved with Social Learning Theory
Hay and Vespo
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What did Vespo and Hay propose?
In addition, attachment behaviour was modelled by parents- So baby learns to attach to others via Observational Learning
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