Watson and Rayner

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How old was little Albert at the start of the study?
9 months
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What was little Albert referred to during the study?
Albert B
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Why is this not a case study?
A case study would be more in depth. This study only focuses on Little Albert's response to conditioning.
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Why is this study not an experiment?
Because there was only one condition.
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What is a controlled observation?
Behaviour is observed under controlled conditions
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How were observations recorded?
Using a motion picture camera
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How was Albert's initial emotional responses to objects measured?
He was suddenly confronted with a white rat, a rabbit, a dog, a monkey, cotton etc
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How many times had Albert seen the objects before the study?
None
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How was Albert tested with a loud sound?
Albert was distracted whilst a suspended steel bar behind his head (just over 1m long) was hit with a hammer.
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How old was albert during 'Session 1'?
11 months 3 days
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What did they do in session 1?
Presented Albert with a white rat, as he started to reach for it the bar was struck
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How old was albert in session 2?
11 months 10 days
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What happened in session 2?
He was shown the rat with no sound to see his response. After this he was exposed to 5x joint stimulation
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How old was albert in session 3?
11 months 15 days
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What was the aim of session 3?
To see if the link between the rat and the noise was generalised to other objects
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What happened in session 3?
Albert was presented with the rat, wooden blocks, Watson's hair, wool, a rabbit, a dog and a fur coat
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How old was Albert in session 4?
11 months 20 days
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What happened in session 4?
Albert was subjected to joint stimulation. Then he was taken to a well lit lecture room and put in the center of the room on the table.
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How old was albert in session 5?
12 months 21
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What happened in session 5?
Final tests were conducted with a santa claus mask, a fur coat, the rabbit, the dog and the blocks.
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