This experiment is known as the 5 monkey experiment.
For this Experiment we need a cage, complete with a sprinker system
Inside the cage is a ladder and at the top of the ladder hanging from the ceiling are some banana's
Next we add 5 monkeys to the cage.
one of the monkeys notices the banana's and begins to climb the ladders, the sprinkler system is
activated soaking all of the monkeys in freezing cold water
After some time a second monkey begins to climb the ladder and once again the sprinkler system is activated soaking all the monkeys
For the next part of the experiment
Now we de-activate the sprinkler system, remove one of the monkeys and replace him with a new one.
After some time the new monkey see's the banana's and begins to climb the ladders.
To his astonishment he is attacked by the other 4 monkeys
Now we replace one of the original monkeys with a new monkey
Once again the new monkey notices the banana's and begins to climb the ladder
and once again he is attacked by all the original monkeys but on this occassion the previous new monkey joins in on the attacking.
This process of removing the original monkeys and replacing them is repeated until non of the original monkeys are in the cage
Once the final original monkey is removed and is replaced, the last monkey to enter see's the banana and begins to climb the ladder
to which the other 4 monkeys begin to attack him.
Non of these new monkeys know about the sprinker system but act in this way because as far as they are concerned things have always been done like this round here.
Experiment conducted by Harry Harlow
Produced by 44Connected
Lee Watts Ashton Under Lyne Lancs Gtr Manchester