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Watson and the "Little Albert" Experiment
"Give me a dozen healthy infants, well formed, and my own specified world to bring them up in, and I'll guarantee to take any one at random and train him to become any type of specialist I might select - doctor, lawyer, artist, merchant- chief, and yes, even beggar- man and thief, regardless of his talents, penchants, tendencies, abilities, vocations and race of his ancestors" - Watson
In the United States, behaviorism under the leadership of John B. Watson was a force to be reckoned with, with its strict views that children's development was the consequence of conditioning by the environment. According to Watson, children learn everything, from skills to fears. All behavior begins as a simple reflex and is conditioned over time. Fears are most easily conditioned through pairing ...
The Watson's Little Albert Experiment described in detail.