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The Little Albert Experiment was a horrifying yet fascinating breakthrough in Classical Conditioning. It shows just how much influence the design of the learning environment has over children’s educations. Same goes for the design of user interfaces. An interface to a social software conditions the culture of the community that coalesces round it. In Wikipedia’s […]

The Little Albert experiment was a case study showing empirical evidence of classical conditioning in humans. It was conducted in 1920 by John B. Watson. He felt that following the principles of classical conditioning, he could condition a child to fear another distinctive stimulus which normally would not be feared by a child.
Mar 9th, 2012