Unlearning shock: Professor at George Washington University uses electric shock to improve public speaking.  From the Library of Congress: “Public speaking students are all too well acquainted with the shocking machine, invented by Dr. Willard Hayes Yeager, head of the department, to take the “ahs” “ers” and “ums” out of their diction…When the student make a mistake the professor at the other end of the room, notifies her by a gentle electric shock, 8/2/1938”.  
As bad as this seems, it doesn’t take long to think of things we’re doing now that people will think ridiculous in years to come.  

Unlearning shock: Professor at George Washington University uses electric shock to improve public speaking.  From the Library of Congress: “Public speaking students are all too well acquainted with the shocking machine, invented by Dr. Willard Hayes Yeager, head of the department, to take the “ahs” “ers” and “ums” out of their diction…When the student make a mistake the professor at the other end of the room, notifies her by a gentle electric shock, 8/2/1938”.  


As bad as this seems, it doesn’t take long to think of things we’re doing now that people will think ridiculous in years to come.  

  1. unlearningschool reblogged this from actusrea and added:
    Yes, that’s weird.
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  4. viviopsis reblogged this from unlearningschool and added:
    fuck you, academia
  5. actusrea reblogged this from unlearningschool and added:
    Is it weird that I would be okay with doing this? I’m game it if helps me become a better public speaker. Bring on the...
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