An analysis of J. B. Watson’s theory of Behaviorism which studies the overt, observable, and measurable aspects of human activity hoping to control and predict behavior.

The paper explains the theory of Behaviorism and explains that by taking thoughts, feelings, and sensations out of consideration, Behaviorists do not provide complete results from their experiments, as all possible explanations have not been explored. The paper also concludes that when results are taken and applied to society, over-generalizations may take place. The paper provides an example of this over-generalization by presenting and analyzing the Little Albert study done with R. Rayner in 1920.
In the twentieth century, a new school of thought emerged. John B. Watson’s Behaviorism is a structured and limiting system of psychology that dismisses subject matter that cannot be tested empirically or operationally. This strictness presented by Watson rejected the conscious mind creating a narrow point of view, which in turn led to the over-generalization of results.