SHUTTLE BOX By N., Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 a 2 compartment box used in animal research and conditioning. The animal gets an electric shock if it stays in on compartment too long so it knows to move around. SHUTTLE BOX: "A shuttle box sounds like a barbaric experiment." Related Psychology Terms COUNTERSHOCK STEP-DOWN TEST TETANIZING SHOCK ELECTROSTIMULATION AFTERPOTENTIAL AVOIDANCE CONDITIONING ELECTRONARCOSIS ANIMAL BEHAVIOR SHOCK THERAPY POTENTIAL Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SHUTTLE BOX," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/shuttle-box/ (accessed December 13, 2019).