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John B. Watson

Born: Jan 9, 1878

Death: Sep 25, 1958

Birthplace: Travelers Rest

Profession: Psychologist

Nationality: United States

John B. Watson

Date of Birth : Jan 9, 1878
Date of Death : Sep 25, 1958
Birth Place : Travelers Rest

John Broadus Watson was an American psychologist who established the psychological school of behaviorism. Watson promoted a change in psychology through his address Psychology as the Behaviorist Views it, which was given at Columbia University in 1913. Through his behaviorist approach, Watson conducted research on animal behavior, child rearing, and advertising. In addition, he conducted the controversial "Little Albert" experiment. He was also editor of Psychological Review from 1910 to 1915. A Review of General Psychology survey, published in 2002, ranked Watson as the 17th most cited psychologist of the 20th century.

Profession


  • Psychologist

Also known as


  • John Broadus Watson
  • John Watson

Parents


  • Emma Watson
  • Pickens Butler

Spouse


  • Rosalie Rayner
  • Mary Ickes

Children


  • Mary Watson
  • John Ickes Watson
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