Baby in a Box

by DRM


One of the more controversial physical manifestations of Skinner’s theories: a controlled environment designed to give newborns and infants more control and autonomy. People called it the “baby in the box.”. You can imagine the reaction.

Here’s a good blog post that gives a quick synopsis of the history. And here’s a post from a woman who was raised in a Skinner box.

Something I found interesting: temperature adjustment had a big impact on a child’s temperament.