John B. Watson

Evan Spencer

John B. Watson was born in Travelers Rest, South Carolina on January 9th, 1878. He died on September 25, 1958 in New York. John went to college at Furman University at the age of 16 and graduating with a master's degree. Soon later he attend at the University of Chicago to study psychology and earn his Ph.D in psychology. John B. Watson had a wife until her death in 1935 and also, had four children. He did behavior studies on his own kids. Shortly before his death, he burned many of his unpublished papers and letters. John B. Watson gave a contribution to psychology by setting the stage for behaviorism, which soon rose to be a dominate psychology. Behaviorism is still used widely today for training and behavioral help for clients changes problematic behaviors and to develop new skills.