At this point the boy was unafraid of the objects.
When Little Albert was just over 11 months old, the white rat was presented, and seconds later the hammer was struck against the steel bar.
Pavlovian theory is a learning procedure that involves pairing a stimulus with a conditioned response.
After a period of conditioning, he cried in response to the rat, even without the loud noise.
The original report had stated that the baby's mother was a at the hospital, who may have felt and unable to turn down a request for her baby to be used in Watson's experiment.
When presented with the feared rat, the child was also introduced to other objects.
The child showed no fear to any of these sometimes even reaching for them.
The studies conducted by Watson have a great affect in the field of psychology, and his introduction of relaxation in cognitive therapies is widely used and acclaimed.