Psychology : Behavioural Approach - Little Albert (Watson and Rayner 1920)

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Psychology : Behavioural Approach - Little Albert (Watson and Rayner 1920)

Method:

  • The participant was 11 month old 'Little Albert' intially showed no fear of white fluffy objects, such as rats or rabbits.
  • The researchers tried to create a conditioned response (fear) to these objects.
  • They did this by placing a white rat infront of Albert. As he reached out to stroke it, a metal bar was loudly struck behind…

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