During his 14
years at Hopkins, Watson was very successful. His article, "Psychology
as the Behaviorist Views It," published in the Psychological Review
in 1913, is considered a landmark in the founding of behaviorism.
Watson edited the Psychological Review and served as the founding
editor of the Journal of Experimental Psychology. Watson was
also the president of the American Psychological Association in 1915.
| Watson's career
in academic psychology was cut short by an affair with one of his research
assistants, Rosalie Rayner, and subsequent divorce from Mary Ickes.
Watson married Rayner soon after the divorce, and the much publicized scandal
led administrative officials at Hopkins to ask for Watson's resignation.
This is a picture of Watson and Rayner at the Longshore Yacht Club in Westport, Connecticut.