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Psychology is Nuts: The Little Albert Experiment

The history of psychology is rife with frightening tales of unethical experiments. The 1919 case of Little Albert is particularly disturbing. Josh fills you in on the dark origins of one of the major breakthroughs in behavioral psychology.


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