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January 27th, 2010

10-A:


Little Albert...about to be freaked out
Little Albert...about to be freaked out
John B. Watson, Behaviorism and The Little Albert Experiment







Watch the short video that demonstrates the "Little Albert Experiment" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxKfpKQzow8&feature=related

Use the video and this short reading about John B. Watson to answer the following questions: http://psychology.about.com/od/profilesofmajorthinkers/p/watson.htm

1. Why did Watson call his school of thought "Behaviorism?"

2. What did he hope to prove with his experiment on Little Albert?

3. Explain how the method in his experiment caused Little Albert to become fearful of the rat.

Bring your answers to class and enjoy the rest of your day!