WATSON - WATSON'S EDUCATION a. Furman University. A Baptist...

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WATSON'S EDUCATION a. Furman University. A Baptist College which had as its main mission turning out Baptist Ministers. Watson had a terrible record at school but knew how to present himself. He visited the President, apparently convinced him that he had reformed, and was admitted. He lived at home, often quarreling with very religious brother Edward who disapproved of him, and did as little Bible study as he could get away with. After two years he got a job in the chemical laboratory, which paid his way from then on. (The college grounds were later sold and the buildings wer e razed to make way for a Piggly Wiggly supermarket and parking lot). b. In 1895 Watson met Gordon Moore, a philosophy professor and clergyman who became his mentor. He was something of a heretic by Baptist standards; in 1900 he was dismissed from Furman and got a faculty position at the University of Chicago. Watson took his first psychology course from Moore, apparently a fairly conventional course on the study of consciousness, with an emphasis on thinking and intuition. c. Teacher at Batesburg Institute. Watson got his M.A. from Furman at age 21. He wanted to go
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WATSON - WATSON'S EDUCATION a. Furman University. A Baptist...

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