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ARDILA, Rubén. J.W.Watson, experimental psychology and behaviorism 100 years later. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2013, vol.13, n.1, pp.312-319. ISSN 1808-4281.

An analysis is presented of the paper "Psychology as the behaviorist views it" published by Watson in 1913 that has been called "The behaviorist Manifest", that wanted to be the foundation of a psychology based on natural sciences, experimentation and the objective study of behavior. The origin, context, the autor of the work and the way in which behaviorism developed and diversified, are indicated. Watson´s legacy is presented, including criticisms and historical evaluation.

Keywords : Behaviorism; Experimental psychology; Watson.

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