Extremely creative new study by Nim Tottenham et al. demonstrating the role of learning processes in the development of children's attachment behavior.
How does childhood help us learn? This News & Views discusses the answer provided by this paper on the effects of parental presence on learning in young children.
I love Regina Sullivan's work on the role of learning processes in the development of rat pups' approach behaviors: (link: ) & recent extensions to human childhood attachment with Nim Tottenham et al: