In a early 1900s, a male named John B. Watson wanted to find out if he could make children aroused of things that routinely don’t shock them by formulating a fear himself.
In his work as a psychologist, he had beheld while watching children that they tended to have a aroused response to shrill noises, that he believed was an inherited unconditioned response, or a greeting that occurs naturally but any form of conditioning. He suspicion that he could use shrill noises to make children get frightened on saying bushy animals and objects in a same approach that Ivan Pavlov conditioned dogs to drool during a sound of a metronome.
Along with his connoisseur student, Rosalie Rayner, Watson chose a nine-month-old child famous as “Little Albert” or “Albert B.” from a sanatorium and began a examination during Johns Hopkins University.
They introduced Albert to a few opposite animals during first, including a dog, a rabbit, a monkey, a rat, and several bushy objects like cotton, wool, and masks with and but hair.
He didn’t uncover any fear when unprotected to a objects or animals — in fact, he seemed to like a rat.