QuestionsCategory: Learning and TeachingBriefly explain the first experiment of the insight learning theory by Kohler.
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Wolfgang Kohler was a German psychologist who is renowned for his contribution to Gestalt psychology. He focuses on theoretical and philosophical aspects and is known for empirical studies of problem solving including a chimpanzee. His prominent contribution is the insight learning theory which he conducted and tested on chimpanzees. Kohler conducted two experiments for this theory. The first experiment was conducted on six chimpanzees whom he kept in a room that did not have smooth walls that were climbable. A stick and few boxes were placed in the room as a banana was suspended from the ceiling. The most intelligent chimpanzees moved the boxes forward, climbed on it, and used the stick to reach the banana.
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