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Little Albert Activity for Psychology

In 2009 the journal American Psychology published an article entitled, “Finding Little Albert: A Journey to John B. Watson’s Infant Laboratory”. It was a fascinating article detailing the author’s 5 year effort to identify the real identity of “Little Albert”. The evidence in favor of his conclusion that a boy named Douglas Merritte is “Albert” is very, very convincing. I found the article fascinating reading and a great example of an historical detective at work I decided it would make a great classroom or online activity and I have been working with the author - Hall Beck - for the past 8 months to break down the key steps in his investigation. The result is an activity I hope you’ll find valuable enough to try out with your class. The “Finding Little Albert” activity presents students... Show More
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