Lisa Be

By Lisa Be

LifeBuzz Staff

This Excellent Example Of Social Behavior Will Make You Think. Totally Cool.

You might be familiar with this story of the monkey, water, ladder, and bananas experiment. It is based on a study about fear responses in monkeys, by G.R. Stephenson. It’s an excellent example of learned behavior and group dynamics.

Stephenson, G. R. (1967). Cultural acquisition of a specific learned response among rhesus monkeys. In: Starek, D., Schneider, R., and Kuhn, H. J. (eds.), Progress in Primatology, Stuttgart: Fischer, pp. 279-288.

Don't be like the monkeys. The lesson here is to question things. It's okay to be skeptical. If you agree, share this with your friends.

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