John B. Watson
"Give me a dozen healthy infants, well-formed, and my own specified world to bring them up in and I'll guarantee to take any one at random and train him to become any type of specialist I might select--doctor, lawyer, artist, merchant-chief, and, yes, even beggarman and thief, regardless of his talents, penchants, tendencies, abilities, vocations, and race of his ancestors. I am going beyond my facts and I admit it, but so have the advocates of the contrary and they have been doing it for many thousands of years."
– John B. Watson, Behaviorism, 1930
Born on January 9th, 1878 Greenville, South Carolina
Died on September 25th, 1958 Connecticut
Attended Furman University at 16
Studied at the University of Chicago