Alpha Male Big Man vs. Little Man While our primate cousins are often associated with terms like “alpha male” and “dominance,” we are no different; we share the exact same inbuilt desire to dominate. In this behavior experiment, the 'Big Man' looks down at 'Little Man' at the pub. Staking His Claim But why are we – both humans and apes – programmed this way? Why does the desire for power and domination serve both our species so well that after years of evolution it’s an instinct that we still share? To explore this, we'll do a series of tests. Here, a customer looks up in shock at the 'Big Man' stealing his pint. Dominating the Space For apes, being alpha means unlimited access to all of the fertile females in the troop and the first pick of the tastiest food. But what's the incentive for human's to become alpha? In this example of domination, a man at bar looks up sheepishly at the 'Big Man.' You Looking at Me? Going Ape explores how the modern human desire to reach the top is no different than our primate cousins’ urge to be at the top of the monkey tree. Here, the 'Big Man' looks down at man sitting at the bar, as if to say "So what's your problem?" after stealing his pint. Marking His Territory Just like in the jungle, every human relationship is a battle to become king of the swingers. To prove this, we'll carry out a series of unique and exciting experiments designed to bring out the inner alpha ape in members of the public., and analyze their behavior with the help of experts in primatology and psychology. Space Claimer Ollie Silver looking like the master of his taped off box, as commuters walk around it in a test of dominance. His Zone Ollie Silver asking commuters to not step into his taped box on the floor. Ape Expert Ape expert Charlotte Uhlenbrook. Charlotte is going to examine reactions to this experiment, among other tests. Time to Go Ape Ape actor, Peter Elliott, leads his 'apes' out into the car park at the Bungee center to teach them how to be an ape. Gorilla Behavior Two gorillas fight in the jungle. Instructing the Apes Ape actor, Peter Elliott, teaches participants how to be passive apes. Then, we'll see how this passive mental state effects behaviors. Hoot and Holler Ape actor, Peter Elliott, shows his 'apes' how to do a 'pant hoot.' Then, we'll see how this dominant behavior effects mood and behavior. Body Language Expert Greg Hartley, body language expert for the 'Grease Monkeys' experiment. We'll look at how our handshakes, body language, and use of territory give away who’s vying for the top spot and who’s already there. In on the Secret Actors George Sawyer, playing the role of zoo keeper and Kelly Anne, the PR lady, before their alpha male stunt at the zoo. Getting Primal Actors George Sawyer and Kelly Anne with ape actor, Peter Elliott in an ape suit before their alpha male stunt at the zoo. The Participants Novem, Rich, Justin, Isom, Naftalie, and Junior are unaware that they are taking part in a stunt about body language. Which one is the alpha of this group? The Alphas The Alpha male group photo from 'Grease Monkeys' stunt (from top left to right) Naftalie, Rich, body language expert Greg Hartley, Junior, (bottom left to right) Justin, Isom and Novem.