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The Little Albert experiment, run by John Broadus Watson and graduate student Rosalie Rayner, showed empirical evidence of the ability to condition infants by frightening them.

Around the age of nine months, Watson and Rayner expose a child to a series of stimuli including a white rat, a rabbit, a monkey, masks and burning newspapers and observe the boy's reactions.

The boy initially showed no fear of any of the objects he was shown.

The next time Albert is exposed to the rat, Watson makes a loud noise by hitting a metal pipe with a hammer.

Naturally, the child begins to cry after hearing being frightened by the loud noise.

After repeatedly pairing the white rat with the loud noise, Albert began to cry simply after seeing the rat.

The Little Albert experiment presents and example of how classical operant conditioning can be used to condition an emotional response:

Neural Stimulus: The white rat

Unconditioned Stimulus: The loud noise

Unconditioned Response: Fear

Conditioned Stimulus: The white rat

Conditioned Response: Fear

Watson, a poor academic student, attended the University of Chicago where he worked with John Dewey, James Rowland Angel, Jacques Loeb, and Henry Herbert Donaldson.

Watson founded the school of behaviorist methodology.

Watson was not concerned with cognition, introspection, or any form of internal consciousness.

Watson was the first to theorize individuals could be molded into anything.

"Give me a dozen healthy infants, well-formed, and my specified world to bring them up in and I'll guarantee to take anyone at random and train him to become any specialist I might select - doctor, lawyer, artist, merchant, and yes, even beggar-man and thief, regardless of his talents, penchants, tendencies, abilities, vocations, and race of his ancestors." - John Broadus Watson

John Broadus Watson mentors BF Skinner.





In the Monster Study of 22 children Mary Tudor, under the tutelage of Wendell Johnson of the University of Iowa, gave positive speech therapy to half of the children, praising the fluency of their speech, and negative speech therapy to the other half, belittling the children for every speech imperfection and telling them they were stutterers.

Many of the normal speaking orphan children who received negative therapy in the experiment suffered negative psychological effects and some retained speech problems for the rest of their lives.

‘Monster Study’ on Stuttering






"The strengthening of behavior which results from reinforcement is appropriately called 'conditioning'.

In operant conditioning, we 'strengthen' an operant
in the sense of making a response more probable
or, in actual fact, more frequent." - BF Skinner




Basic Assumptions

All behavior is learned from
the environment through conditioning.

There's no fundamental (qualitative)
distinction between mammalian behavior.

Behavior can be objectively noted and
measured without accounting for cognition.

All behavior, no matter how complex, can be
reduced to a simple stimulus-response association.







"The ideal of behaviorism is to eliminate coercion: apply controls by changing the environment in a way as to reinforce the kind of behavior that benefits everyone."

BF Skinner




perceptual control theory

Behavioural Insights Team - GOV.UK

Why do innocent people confess to a crime?

Watching Behavior Before Writing the Rules

Four librarians threatened with prison time under the Patriot Act


"Our zeal to control anyone harmful to ourselves or our group is so primal in its near-reflex necessity as to leave no doubt that it is also encoded at the instinctual level.

Our instinct, however, does not differentiate between behavior motivated by simple human failure and behavior performed by individuals with pathological aberrations." - Andrew M. Lobaczewski






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