The way that I include it is by ending the evaluation paragraph with 'This supports the explanation for Freddie's selective obedience'. Depending on the stem question, it is easier to integrate it;
Two mothers at the toddler and parent group are chatting.
“I always felt sorry for my husband when Millie was a baby. He used to say his bond with
Millie was not as strong as mine because I was breastfeeding.”
“I’m not sure”, replies the other mother. “I think there’s something about a mother’s love
that makes it more special anyway – and so important for future development.”
Discuss the learning theory of attachment and Bowlby’s monotropic theory of attachment.
Refer to the conversation above in your answer.
The evaluation I would use would be;
A weakness of the learning theory of attachment is the support of a nurture-based view of behaviour. The learning theory works on the assumption that humans are born as 'blank slates' and behaviour is controlled by conditioning. Consequently, the learning theory is subject to environmental reductionism as they reduce complex behaviours, such as the formation of an attachment between infants such as Millie and their caregivers, to a simple stimulus-response association. Many psychologists would argue that human attachments are far more complex, and the learning explanations provide an overly simplified account of human attachment. This is suggested by the second mother in the conversation, where something else, such as love, 'might be important for future development'.
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