Baby in a Skinner box

Baby in a Skinner box

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Caption: Parents checking on a baby in a Skinner box. Invented by behaviorial psychologist B. F. Skinner to study rats, the box was later modified into a baby tender. This Baby in a Box experiment was designed to make infancy easier for both the mother and baby by providing a soundproof, climate controlled environment in which clothes were not necessary. Unlike the box for rats, this box was designed as a glass crib and not to modify behavior. His own daughter was raised in a baby box until the age of two.

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