Rate of Response. Skinner and Education. Environmental Factors. Engaged Behavior. How to Teach. Positive Reinforcement. Internal and External. Project Pigeon. During World War II, Project Pigeon (later Project Orcon, for "organic control") was American behaviorist B.F.
Skinner's attempt to develop a pigeon-guided missile. Although skeptical of the idea, the National Defense Research Committee nevertheless contributed $25,000 to the research. However, Skinner's plans to use pigeons in glide bombs was considered too eccentric and impractical; although he had some success with the training, Skinner complained "our problem was no one would take us seriously.