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when was the study?

1920

2

what is it based on?

classical conditioning

3

what is the aim?

to investigate whether a fear can be classically conditioned into a child
also to see the effects of time and its ability to be transferred to other objects

4

who was albert?

reared from birth at a hospital, mother was a wet nurse, he was healthy and well developed and stolid

5

why did researchers believe little harm would be done to him?

due to characteristics such as well developed, healthy and stolid

6

where did the study take place?

at the hospital he was born in

7

what was the first step?

he was tested for a number of fears to various stimuli

8

what fear did he have?

the sound of a hammer hitting g a metal bar

9

when did he first cry?

when he first heard hammer and bar

10

when was his fear found?

at nine months

11

what happened at 11 months?

conditioning started
sound with a rat

12

how long did they wait until presenting the rat alone?

one week after

13

what else did they do a week after 11 months?

they began to see if fear could be transferred to objects such as rabbit, santa mask and dog

14

what happened at 1 year 21 months?

tested the effects of time

15

when did the study end?

when his mu removed hum from the study

16

what was found during initial conditioning?

when rat and bang introduced he cried during second pairing, after one week he went to to0ujch rat but when paired again with bang he moved away

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what was found about the transfer of fear?

he started to respond negatively to other stimuli other than the rat

18

what was found about the effects of time

he still responded negatively to the rat and other objects

19

what is the conclusion?

a fear can be conditioned in humans to create a response

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what is it impossible to see?

whether the conditioned response can be distinguished as he was removed