Essay Different Psychological Behaviors And The Research

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So far we have been learning about different psychological behaviors and the research done by famous psychologists who conduct behavior modifications projects to study the human behaviors. We have learned that each project was directed to explain how these behaviors are interacted with the environment to influence behavior and development. One behavior modification study that has been controversial is, Watson’s Little Albert, which was done by behaviorist John B. Watson and Rosalie Raynor. The Little Albert experiment was a case study that showed empirical evidence of classical conditioning in humans.

The type of learning that was demonstrated in this study was hypothesizing fearful response in children to loud noises is an innate unconditional response. This type of test was a following response to a procedure known as the, “classical conditioning.” The unconditioned response to condition a child to fear a distinctive stimulus that normally would not be feared by a child. This experiment was given a battery of baseline of emotional tests, that was exposed to an







infant. The infant was shown a white rabbit, a white rat, a dog, a monkey, masks with and without hair, cotton, wool, burning newspaper and other stimuli. The infant showed no fear of any of these items during the baseline test.
The study was conducted to show how the infant would react when he would be allowed to play with a white laboratory rat. Every time the infant would touch the rat, Watson and…

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