John Broadus Watson


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Noun1.John Broadus Watson - United States psychologist considered the founder of behavioristic psychology (1878-1958)
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Behavioural psychiatrist John Broadus Watson followed with his Psychological Care Of Infant And Child in 1928 which defined a happy child as one "who never cries unless actually struck by a pin...
John Broadus Watson and the beginning of behaviorism.
After World War I, behavioralist John Broadus Watson promoted rigorous habits established in infancy while developmental psychologist Arnold Cesell encouraged parents to raise children "naturally." After World War II, Benjamin Spock presided first as a soft advocate, seeking to dispel parents' anxieties, and then later as his own hard counterpart, warning against permissiveness, "parental hesitancy," and child centeredness.