John B Watson Research Paper

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John B Watson was born 1878, in South Carolina, with an extremely religious mother and a completely opposite father. His father was known to drink heavily and had several affairs; when Watson was 13 his father ran away with another woman.
Only after Watson was rich and famous did his father try to make contact with him and Watson refused because he was resentful towards him. “But like his father he became heavily attached to bourbon and he freely transgressed his marriage. Watson had affairs with many women” (Karier, 1986, p.133).
As a teenager he was very rebellious and described himself as lazy and insubordinate. Watson was a scrappy young man, he fought constantly and was arrested twice. Even with all that he still enrolled at Furman University,

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