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Behaviorism -Behaviorism: focuses on observable behavior only. -John B. Watson -Based much from work of Ivan Pavlov -The field of psychology needs to change direction and focus on the field of behaviorism only. “Only study things that can be observed” -Believed that phobias were learned - Example: fear of elevators, to treat you would face your fears and relearn to associate things with your anxiety, look at pictures of an elevator, step up to an elevator, and eventually ride an elevator. Of Babies and Rats -Watson believed ears are learned via experience. -example when the baby sees the rat, he woul do something that would scare the baby -Fear is learned when a neutral stimulus is paired with an aversive stimulus a loud noise What do you think about John B. Watson’s famous quote? “give me a dozen health infants, well-formed, and my own specificied world to bring them up in and I’ll guarantee o take any one at random and train him to become any type of specialist I might select – doctor, lawyer, artist,
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2011 for the course PSYCH 1101 taught by Professor Suveg during the Spring '09 term at UGA.

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