A puzzle box is used in research and consists of a box with a latch or latches that a test animal must manipulate in order to escape or receive a reward. Used to study animal learning and intelligence, it was developed by Edward Thorndike.

PUZZLE BOX: "The puzzle box was fairly easy to open for the rhesus monkeys in the lab."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PUZZLE BOX," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/puzzle-box/ (accessed September 23, 2021).