Electroshock Therapy For Homosexuals?

This is not from the Onion—but an old clip, offered without irony, from a Horizon magazine article, 1972. Because the text image above is blurred, I quote its key section here:

Using conditioning techniques, therapists, above, try to cure a homosexual by giving him electric shocks when pictures of men appear and the “reward” of no shock for pictures of sexy women.

As for the reference to Skinner raising his daughter in a glass box—I don’t know what, exactly, is being referred to there.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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4 Responses to Electroshock Therapy For Homosexuals?

  1. jessica flores says:

    Thanks for posting the newspaper clipping. B.F. Skinner literally raised his daughter in a glass box for a while it’s known as the air crib. Check it out.. it’s kinda weird…

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B._F._Skinner#Air_crib

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  3. slmontgomery says:

    Hello. Do you happen to know which 1972 issue of “Horizon” magazine this was in? I am trying to locate the article. Thank you so much for posting this.

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