John Broadus Watson (9 Januar 1878 – 25 September 1958) was an American psychologist that established the psychological schuil o behaviourism. Watson promotit a chynge in psychology throu his address Psychology as the Behaviorist Views it, that wis gien at Columbia Varsity in 1913.[3]

John B. Watson
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BornJohn Broadus Watson
9 Januar 1878(1878-01-09)
Travelers Rest, Sooth Carolina
Died25 September 1958(1958-09-25) (aged 80)
Woodbury, Connecticut
Kent forFoondin behaviourism
Methodological behaviourism
Behaviour modification
Scientific career
Doctoral advisorJ. R. Angell[1]
Other academic advisorsJohn Dewey, H. H. Donaldson, Jacques Loeb
InfluencesIvan Pavlov
Edward Thorndike
InfluencedLeonard Bloomfield[2]


  1. "Classics in the History of Psychology" Archived 2015-03-03 at the Wayback Machine: "Watson obtained his Ph.D. under the supervision of Angell 1903."
  2. John G. Fought, Leonard Bloomfield: Biographical Sketches, Taylor & Francis, 1999, p. 233.
  3. Watson, J. B. (1913). "Psychology as the Behaviorist Views it". Psychological Review. 20 (2): 158–177. doi:10.1037/h0074428.