Genie The Wild Child Analysis

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There are many controversial debates amongst society. However, Human behaviour has always been a debate amongst society. Some say that human behaviour is impacted most by environment, others say it's heredity. No one can really come to a solid conclusion about this ongoing topic. Specifically, The case of “Genie the wild child” proves that environment has a influence on human behaviour based on her physical being and behaviour. Secondly, a study done by scientist James. R Flynn, shows that each generation's Iq scores are better than the previous one which goes to demonstrate the impact that the environment has on each generation as the world develops and changes. Lastly, Psychologist John Watson was performing experiments on a infant, using…show more content…
John Watson used an infant named “Little Albert”, he showed the child many objects such as white rat, rabbit, monkey, masks, burning paper and so on. The child showed no fear towards any of these objects. Then Watson paired the white rat with a loud noise, which made Little Albert cry. After doing this repeatedly the child would just cry at the sight of the white rat alone. This experiment demonstrates how powerful the environment was for Little Albert. Also how two stimuli in an environment, creates a conditioned response. This conditioned response would be the child crying just by seeing the white rat. This also created stimulus generalization, Little Albert then started crying at just similar white things and furry things. Many suspect that Little Albert will stay frightened from these objects. This experiment confirms how environment gratefully impacts human behaviour because of how first they were able to create a conditioned response, secondly it turned into generalized stimulus and lastly how many suspect Little Albert will stay fearful of these white and furry
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