The ‘Five Monkeys’ Experiment Might Make You Think A Little

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This is what happens when you teach monkeys to enforce a rule.

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  • Anonymous

    First :)
    Chive on

  • VedHead77

    A group of scientists placed Snookie, JWow and their friends in a sleazy bar/tanning salon…

  • xXbeermonkeyXx

    soo… the bananas are money?

    • Jose

      Religion, bro

      • RockabillyRev

        Corporate structures and rules

  • CalAb13

    So its a video about high school?

  • docfester

    Can we put Beiber in as a new monkey?

  • SpacemanSpiff

    Scientists are dicks

  • Jeff

    So why were they getting soaked with cold water? Makes you think.

    • guest

      Negative reinforcement for the group as a result of one monkey's action.

  • Anonymous

    it was all a test

  • Crushum

    This makes me think that Alec is ruining this website.

  • dibbes

    This post only shows on mobile. cant watch it now as the movie doesnt work on this device :-(.

  • Nate

    That pretty much just summed up my five year experience in the Marine Corps thus far!

  • Ben

    It’s about blind obedience in a group setting, mob mentality, yada yada. The bananas don’t symbolize anything. It’s about contextually understanding our past as it relates to our present actions. Psych 101 mumbo jumbo. Also see: migram obedience study and the Berkeley prisoner study

  • jimmyjam

    This is the Marine Corps

  • Tylor Powell

    Yup , dumb monkeys . Occupy ladder . So many directions to go with this .

  • AmercanGovtSuxBalls

    The monkeys are the piece of shit, corrupt amercan govt and the bananas are marijuana. Fuck the amercan govt

  • Ninja47

    The sight of a monkey going up to get the bananas became aversive because that sight was paired with the cold water. Eventually the sight of a monkey climbing up there became a warning that water was about to come. The monkeys eventually beat any monkey who tried to climb (negative reinforcement by the removal of the sight of the monkey climbing). The new monkeys were beaten for climbing so they only needed that pairing to learn not to climb up there anymore. It's avoidance of the water.

    • As A Monkey

      So if you asked the new monkey why they dont climb the ladder, they would say "because I'd get beat up if i do." That or, "OOOh ahhhh ah ah ahhh!"

  • Christopher M. Bland

    Love this!

  • Randy Goodman

    Check out Stefan Molyneux at He’s a libertarian philosopher that talks about this issue quite often.

  • Anonymous

    its just natural

  • king_Leonidas26

    Sounds like republicans to me

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  • AkljpAklancepriest

    The answer is simple…ALIENS….

  • Lee Longuet

    This is what happens when you get monkeys to enforce a law! which scarly reflexes us all in the real world today!

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