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November 14, 2014

Terrifying Fluffy Bunnies and The Little Albert Experiment

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Watson waited until Albert was 11 months and 3 days old before continuing his experiment,
during which he once again present Albert with a fluffy white lab rat. As Watson expected, Albert reached out to pet his new fuzzy companion, at which point Watson used a hammer to strike a concealed four foot long, 3/4 inch in diameter steel bar directly behind the baby causing a loud ringing noise, which resulted in Albert crying. Watson repeated this experiment multiple times until eventually just the sight of the rat caused Albert to (seemingly) become frightened and try to crawl away.
-- today I found

Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 14, 2014 3:05 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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This idiot musta stayed home the day they taught about Pavlov.

I have some experiments I'd like to do with him using electrodes. See if he knows the knee-jerk.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 15, 2014 4:58 AM

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