|Watson began his studies at Furman University in 1894, at age 16. He was a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity, although he was considered somewhat nonconformist by his professors at Furman.
Watson was not a particularly successful student and got some of his lowest grades in the few psychology classes that he took.
He is reputed to have taken a challenge of philosophy professor Gordon Moore to turn a paper in "backward" and risk flunking the course. When Moore flunked him, Watson had to stay at Furman a fifth year.
Watson is the student on the far right in this picture.