John Watson Theory Of Behaviorism

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John Watson’s influence in American Psychology paved the way to Behaviorism, an alternative way to psychology, which during his time was predominantly dominated by the likes of Freud and psychoanalytic. In behaviorism Watson sought to minimize the unconscious and emphasize the natural surroundings, influences, and experiences, for aspects that concerned the human mind. Watson’s influence particularly shined a light on the way humans began to think about and practice child development and child rearing. Through his research on animal, mainly rats, and children, Watson sought to re-invent how humans perceived the way we learned behavior, memories, emotions. Although, Watson’s carrier was tainted by his personal life, his work would open many new questions to how we viewed Psychology. John Watson, born January 9, 1878, was born in a small town in South Carolina, known as Travelers rest. Watson came from a poor family whose parents separated at a young age. Watson …show more content…
One must take into account what we read in the bible about our emotions; in the scriptures we read that God gives us the spirit of power, love, and self-control (2 Tim 1:7). All these tools are used to carry out his will of God and to control our emotions. So weather we are conditioned to fear certain things, God still gives the power to change. In regard to parenting Watson felt that way we “pushed“ our children would dictate who they would become, not necessarily who they were born to. Once again we understand that God Knows us before we are born (Jeremiah 1:12), once again he gives us the abilities to make choices even we might be raised a certain way. Overall, being raised as the child of behaviorist, doesn’t line up directly with a biblical perspective does give you opportunities to de condition allowing one to change, for the better if

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