Psychological Behavior Modification Experiment Essay

Behavior
modification experiments have been both interesting and controversial. From
Pavlov’s dogs, to Jones’ Peter and the rabbit, Watson’s Little Albert
experiment, and Skinner’s boxes, famous behavior modification projects have
taught us a great deal about human behavior. However, the methods used to
modify the subjects’ behavior have often raised questions regarding
psychological ethics.

For this
assignment, you will select one famous psychological behavior modification
experiment to study. Research the experiment, then write an essay answering the
following questions:

Who
conducted the experiment?

When and
where was the experiment conducted?

Who or what
were the subjects or participants of the experiment?

How was the
experiment conducted?

What type of
learning was demonstrated in the experiment?

What
conclusions did the experimenter(s) draw?

How did the
experiment contribute to the field of Behavioral Psychology?

Was the
experiment ethical? Why or why not?

What did you
learn from studying the experiment that you can apply in your personal,
professional, or social life?