|John B. Watson|
Major Contributions To Instrucional Development
Findings, Research, Studies
Watson claimed that behavior should be examined rather than the operations of the mind in the study of psychology. He contended that it was possible to condition humans and animals. In his famous study, Watson conditioned a young child named Albert to fear a white rat. He did so by creating a loud noise whenever Albert touched the rat. Frightened by the loud noise, the young Albert associated the rat to this feeling and thus feared the rat too.
Gardner, Howard. The Mindís New Science. (1985)
John Broadus Watson
John B. Watson
A site that contains Watsonís biography and pictures