In the fall of 1945, Skinner moved from Minnesota and took the position as chairman of the Department of Psychology at Indiana University. It was an administrative position that exempted him from teaching duties but still allowed time for a number of experiments, all of which used pigeons. Although Skinner was well-connected with other faculty members at Indiana University, his wife felt isolated and unhappy. It was not uncommon for her to pass her days reading novels. When it was apparent that they would be leaving Indiana University, both of them were enthusiastic about moving back east.
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