Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Baby Albert

John B. Watson and Rosalie Raynor's conditioned emotional reactions experiment with Baby Albert is probably one of the most interesting and controversial studies done in the history of psychology. Students are usually amazed at the videos of Watson and Rayner interacting with Baby Albert.

The website, Classics in the History of Psychology (http://psychclassics.yorku.ca/index.htm) has reproduced the original 1920 journal article Watson and Raynor published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology. The reproduced article can be found at http://psychclassics.yorku.ca/Watson/emotion.htm

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