John B. Watson's Psychology As The Behaviorist Theory

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John B. Watson was born in South Carolina in 1878 (John Watson (1878-1958), 2007). In 1913 he published an article on behaviorism, “Psychology as the Behaviorist Views it (John Watson (1878-1958), 2007).” This article is often referred to as, “The Behaviorist Manifesto (John Watson (1878-1958), 2007).” Watson was the president of the American Psychological Association (APA) in 1915, and during this time he was awarded a gold medal for his contributions in the field (John Watson (1878-1958), 2007). Watson focused on psychology as external and outbound behaviors (John Watson (1878-1958), 2007). He believed that internal actions were caused by a person’s physical response to an event (John Watson (1878-1958), 2007). During his career he focused on child development and early learning.…show more content…
I agree with Watson when he states in his article that, “human psychology has failed to become a natural science (Green & Watson).” I agree with him because psychology is made up of many perspectives it’s an ongoing study. Psychology is not like chemistry, physics, or even biology because all of these natural sciences are tangible and psychology is not. I find it very difficult to determine what is true or not, but the biggest issue I find in psychology is that there really is no wrong answer. I think no matter how much research is done over perspectives there always will be something to contradict it. I also think having perspectives in psychology really determines what your ethos, ethics, and morals are. I believe all humans have ethos, ethics, and morals, and this will determine people’s viewpoints in psychology. I believe if Watson focused more on behaviors based on people’s ethos, ethics, and morals; then his perspective on behavior would have been more successful. Where I think Watson went wrong is he was trying to turn people into something he wanted, and he focused more on the biology aspect of his

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