The perils of not realising scaffolding is a metaphor

Life magazine have recently put their entire photo archive on Google Images and the Too Many Interests blog has picked out some of the most surprising psychology images.

The image on the right is my favourite, and probably results from psychologists trying to answer the question ‘how many babies does it take to change a lightbulb?’

The answer is, of course, just one, but as long as the baby has the appropriate scaffolding.

Yes, I’m making Jerome Bruner jokes.

Yes, I really should get out more.

Yes, I know I’ve promised that before.

Link to selection of psychology images from Life (via AHP).
Link to all Life psychology images on Google.

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