Unethical Treatment of Babies

In my research of unethical experiments, I came upon this gem of a study. In the study, researchers conditioned an infant to relate soft and harmless objects and creatures, like cotton balls and white mice, to the emotion of fear. This poor kid got to the point where he would cry at the sight of a mouse…  Really interesting experiment but 110% unethical by today’s standards.

http://psychclassics.yorku.ca/Watson/emotion.htm

 

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