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Composition in Black and WhiteThe Life of Philippa Schuyler$
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Kathryn Talalay

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780195113938

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113938.001.0001

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Psychological Care of Infant and Child

Psychological Care of Infant and Child

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(p.55) 6 Psychological Care of Infant and Child
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Composition in Black and White
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Kathryn Talalay

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113938.003.0007

This chapter focuses on how and where Josephine raised Philippa. Josephine based the way she disciplined her child on the ideas of John Broadus Watson, founder of a school of psychology called behaviourism. His advice was to treat children as young adults, never hug and kiss them, and let the parents' behaviour always be objective and firm. Dr. Watson discounted heredity and instinct as important factors in a child's development, and Josephine, though having difficulty with some of these ways of parenting, continued to accept the thesis. George and Josephine began to treat their daughter, from a very early age, as an intellectual equal and when they talked Philippa always listened attentively. Philippa was still under observation of NYU School of Education thus still depriving her with normal life.

Keywords:   PJohn Broadus, Philippa, behaviourism, Dr. Watson, childhood

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