John B. Watson

American Psychologist

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Date of Birth & Death

Born on January 9, 1878 in Travelers Rest, SC

Died on September 25, 1958 in New York, NY


John B. Watson attended Johns Hopkins University, Furman University, and University of Chicago.


Spouses: Mary Ickes (1901–1920) and Rosalie Rayner (1921–1935)

Children: John Ickes Watson and Mary Watson

Fun Fact

- John B. Watson attended Furman University at the age of 16.

Watson's contribution

He pushed psychology to pay more attention on behaviorism than on someone's mental process.