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Rocky Mountain Regional Convention
 
2014 RMPA Convention
April 24–26, 2014Marriott City Center | Salt Lake City, UT

Psi Chi Distinguished Lecture

What Can We Really Learn
From the Study of Little Albert?

One of the most controversial issues to arise from the recent studies of Watson’s infant research concerns the health of Little Albert? Was Albert the "healthy,” "well developed,” infant described by Watson or was he an impaired child as some investigators have claimed? Experimental ethics, Watson’s legacy, and the Albert study are discussed in light of these new findings.

Skip "Hall" Beck, PhD
Appalachian State University

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Hall ‘Skip’ Beck received his PhD from the University of North Carolina–Greensboro in 1983, specializing in social psychology. He accepted a position in the Psychology Department at Appalachian State University in 1984 and is still happily at that university. For the past decade, most of Beck’s research has focused upon improving student retention; he is a codeveloper of the College Persistence Questionnaire. His other main area of inquiry is human-computer interaction, especially the use of automated devices to reduce fratricide in the military. The search for Little Albert began as a lark, but soon became a passion taking Beck and his students on a historical journey to John B. Watson’s infant laboratory.


 
 
Susan Becker, PhD
Colorado Mesa University
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