65288a64fe Conditioned emotional reactions. Notes. AS & A Level Psychology Through Diagrams, Oxford University Press. At this point, Watson and Rayner made a loud sound behind Albert's back by striking a suspended steel bar with a hammer each time the baby touched the rat. pp.10. doi: 10.1037/a0037325 Fridlund, A. Watson, J.B. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 3, 1, pp.114. ^ American Psychology Association; 2013. Edmonton, Alberta: MacEwan University News.
In an interview, Barger's niece stated that she and her uncle had been quite close throughout his life, acknowledged Barger's antipathy toward dogs as a well-known fact that family members would tease him about (the researchers noted there was no way to determine whether or not this behavior was linked to Watson's experiment), and stated that she did not recall any other phobias. Digdon, Nancy; Powell, Russell A.; Harris, Ben "Little Albert's alleged neurological impairment: Watson, Rayner, and Historical Revision" History of Psychology, Jul 28, 2014, No Pagination Specified. However, this stimulus generalization did not extend to everything with hair.. American Psychologist. According to some textbooks, Albert's mother worked in the same building as Watson and didn't know the tests were being conducted. CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link) ^ a b Powell, Russell A.; Digdon, Nancy; Harris, Christopher; Smithson, Ben (2014). ^ "Whatever Happened to Little Albert?". Apparently, the infant associated the white rat with the noise.