John Broadus Watson Biography

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Watson was an important leader of the behaviorist school of psychology who laid out its basic principles, publicized it, and influenced many people to enter the field of psychology.

Watson was born on January 9, 1878, in Greenville, South Carolina. His mother, Emma Kesiah Watson, was a devout Christian, and his father, Pickens Butler Watson, abused alcohol and abandoned his family when Watson was 12. In high school, Watson was an indifferent student, and he was arrested twice. He received his Master's degree from Furman College in 1900 and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1903 when he was 25. A year later he married Mary Amelia Ickes, one of his students. They had two children, Mary and John. Because Watson was a womanizer, this consequently ruined the marriage.

After he graduated from the University of Chicago, Watson stayed on to teach and to study the behavior of rats. In 1908, he...

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