Developmental Psychology Learning Theory

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LovelyDay
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Developmental Psychology Learning Theory

Postby LovelyDay » Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:04 pm

Hello,

Can someone put me right on Learning Theory. On the assessment (old pathway TAQ 4) we are asked to say what the theorist meant by the term social development? and how a child progresses using this theory. In the table title for Learning Theory it gives Harlow and Harlow (1969).

I am confused, I can't see how the wire and cloth mum study which was followed by the "frighten the monkey" study is linked to the learning theory surely it's more about attachment. Isn't Pavlov and skinner better example of the learning theory?

The reason I ask is that I want to use examples in my explanation and I don't want to lose marks for not sighting Harlow and Harlow.

Thank you
Carol G :thumbup:

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Jason O' Mahoney
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Re: Developmental Psychology Learning Theory

Postby Jason O' Mahoney » Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:48 am

Hi,

I would suggest you have a tutorial with your tutor and they will go through this with you. :thumbup:


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