AN ARMY EXPERIMENT DONE IN THE 1950'S




 
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Boots
 
March 22nd, 2005  
LIPS
 
 

Topic: AN ARMY EXPERIMENT DONE IN THE 1950'S


AN ARMY EXPERIMENT DONE IN THE 1950'S


Start with a cage containing five monkeys. Inside the cage,
hang a banana on a string and place a set of stairs under it.
Before long, a monkey will go to the stairs and start to climb
towards the banana. As soon as he touches the stairs, spray
all of the other monkeys with cold water. After a while,
another monkey makes an attempt with the same result - all the
other monkeys are sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon, when
another monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other monkeys
will try to prevent it.

Now, put away the cold water. Remove one monkey from the cage
and replace it with a new one. The new monkey sees the banana
and wants to climb the stairs. To his surprise and horror, all
of the other monkeys attack him. After another attempt and
attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the stairs, he will
be assaulted.

Next, remove another of the original five monkeys and replace
it with a new one. The newcomer goes to the stairs and is
attacked. The previous newcomer takes part in the punishment
with enthusiasm! Likewise, replace a third original monkey
with a new one, then a fourth, then the fifth.

Every time the newest monkey takes to the stairs, he is
attacked. Most of the monkeys that are beating him have no
idea why they were not permitted to climb the stairs or why
they are participating in the beating of the newest monkey.

After replacing all the original monkeys, none of the remaining
monkeys have ever been sprayed with cold water. Nevertheless,
no monkey ever again approaches the stairs to try for the
banana.

Why not?

Because as far as they know that's the way it's always been
done around here.

And that, my friends, is how Army policy begins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
March 22nd, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
Actually I'm familiar with this research.
You know what this showed?
The origin of human culture in its most basic form.
March 23rd, 2005  
C/2nd Lt Robot
 
 
Mark Conley posted one like that a while ago.
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Boots
March 24th, 2005  
SigPig
 
You know, this explains why I always found bananas up on high shelves when I conducted barracks inspections...
March 24th, 2005  
CDTGaticaW201
 
Woah dude......I actually found that quite interesting. I'd try it.....but I don't have any monkeys, and I'd feel bad for them if they started beating each other up.

I should tweak this experiment.....only with humans, a twenty dollar bill, and a hopperload of paintballs
March 24th, 2005  
Locke
 
 
LOOOOOL
heres to psychology
March 24th, 2005  
Themrose89
 
March 24th, 2005  
USAFAUX2004
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
Actually I'm familiar with this research.
You know what this showed?
The origin of human culture in its most basic form.
Sounds soo true
March 29th, 2005  
AmericanSweetheart
 
 
I like the paint ball Idea
March 29th, 2005  
C/2nd Lt Robot
 
 
Why stop with paintballs? Move on to pepperballs if they seem really determined . If that doenst work then use stun guns.