What is the most significant difference between Watson and animal psychologists (excluding the research study participants), and why? Please use own words (no copy and paste) with where you got references.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com September 24, 2018, 9:07 pm ad1c9bdddf - https://brainmass.com/psychology/cognitive-psychology/watson-and-behaviorism-575021
It seems that the most significant difference between Watson and animal psychologists is the fact that Watson focused upon how the behavior of animals could be modified, whereas animal psychologists seem to focus upon animal consciousness and instinct as the driving force for animal actions. Watson took the interesting perspective that animal behavior can be controlled through training those animals to act in certain ways, and that there was a need to coordinate the activities of an animal's ...
This solution describes Watson's influence on behaviorism.