Behaviorism and Reductionism

  • Benjamin B. Wolman


The man who crossed the bridge and closed the gap between the study of animal behavior and the study of human behavior was John Broadus Watson. Watson combined into one system the philosophical pragmatism of James, the psychological functionalism of Dewey, the experimental method of animal psychology of Yerkes, and the conditioning of Pavlov and Bekhterev.


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  • Benjamin B. Wolman
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  1. 1.Long Island UniversityBrooklynUSA

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