Little Albert
Updated: 3/15/2021
Little Albert

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  • Created a phobia in Albert by showing him a rat (which he was comfortable with) and then accompanying it with a loud bang
  • The noise (unconditioned stimuli) created fear (unconditioned response)
  • The rat (neutral stimulus) and the noise (unconditioned stimulus) were paired so that the rat becomes associated with the noise to create a fear associated with the rat
  • The rat is now the 'conditioned stimulus' which produces the 'conditioned response' (fear).
  • The conditioning was then generalised to similar objects e.g. a rabbit