John B. Watson

by Sarah Benson

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January 9 1878 in South Carolina


September 25 1958 in New York
Known as Dr. Watson


He got his Ph.D in psychology from the University of Chicago in 1903. He studied the relationship between the environmental events and human behavior. He then became a professor of psychology at Johns Hopkins University in 1908. In 1918 he went into study of infants and children.


  • Behavior 1914
  • Psychology from the Standpoint 1919
  • Behaviorism 1924
  • Battle of Behaviorism 1928
  • Psychological care of Infants and Children 1928
  • Conditioned Emotional Reactions
  • They Need You
The devoted himself to his work until his retirement in 1946