John B. Watson

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  • Born January 9, 1878 in Travelers Rest, South Carolina.
  • Died September 25, 1958 in New York City, New York.


University of Chicago


  • Had a Mom and Dad
  • No siblings
  • Married Mary Ikes (later divorced). They had two kids; Mary and John.
  • Married Rosalie Rayner. They had two kids; James and William.

Contribution to Psychology:

Created behaviorism, the theory that psychology should only study observable behavior (not mental processes).