Flashcards in Attachment Theory Deck (6)
Attachment theory originated from the work of which theorist?
What did Bowlby believe?
Children are born predisposed to attach to others in order to help them survive
According to Bowlby, the critical period for developing attachment is______
within the 1st 5 years of life
What is the basis for the learning of attachment theory?
provision of food; children attach to whomever feeds them
Children engage in operant conditioning which means?
they learn that certain behaviors get them attention so they repeat them (ie: crying, smiling)