I wonder if I can condition this child to become afraid of a rat.
Hmm the child seems to be getting along just fine with the rat. I wonder how I can teach him to fear the rat, but for now the rat is just a neutral stimulus (NS)
Goo goo gaga. Fun rat
Excellent. The child is getting scared of the noise and has an unconditioned response (UCR) to the noise which is the unconditioned stimulus (UCS)
Waaaa! Noise scary
It seems that the child is now scared whenever he is near the rat, even when I don't bang the hammer. The rat has now turned into a conditioned stimulus (CS) and the child has a conditioned response (CR) to the rat
WAAAA! RAT SCARY
Interesting. The child is also scared of the cute bunny. Therefore, the child has made a generalization that this learned fear must also be transferred to similar white furry animals
Regardless of setting, this child is still scared of white furry animals. Too bad we can no longer recondition him since he's getting adopted very soon.