The life of

John B. Watson

The beginning

John B. Watson was born January 9th, 1878 in south Carolina where he grew up. He entered Furman University at the age of 16. Watson got his 5 year masters degree. Then John studied Psychology at the university of Chicago and earned his Ph.D in 1903. John then went on to teach psychology at John Hopkins University in 1908 through 1920.

Known Experiments

  • Little Albert Experiment
  • Behaviorism

Watson on Behaviorism in 1930

"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 beggar-man and thief, regardless of his talents, penchants, tendencies, abilities, vocations, and race of his ancestors."
--John Watson,Behaviorism, 1930