Animal studies have shown that we're more similar to our wild brethren than we are different. Many animals dream, laugh, and show self-awareness. In the 1940s, legendary psychologist B.F. Skinner demonstrated that animals share some of our quirks, as well: he successfully made pigeons act superstitious.
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Key Facts In This Video
Ivan Pavlov discovered that animals are capable of associative learning, which is the linking of events, behaviors, or stimuli via conditioning. 01:59
In one famous conditioning experiment, John B. Watson conditioned a small child ("Little Albert") to fear a white rat. 04:46
Negative reinforcement is not the same as punishment. 08:33