Flashcards in Psychopathology- Behavioural,phobias✅ Deck (2):
Key study for classical conditioning
Albert showed no fear to fury objects- rat, rabbit and cotton wool. They were neutral stimuli
Watson and rayner used a steel bar and when Albert reached for the rat they hit the bar with a hammer to scare him. They repeated this three times and did the same a week later. After this when they showed Albert a furry object again, he began to cry. They conditioned a fear response to furry objects in Albert.