Alina Simona Rusu

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Little is known about the behavioural mechanisms facilitating kin-preferential communal breeding in wild house mice (Mus domesticus). We evaluated the effect of kinship and male availability on aggression, social structure and reproductive skew in groups of female mice freely interacting and reproducing in semi-natural indoor enclosures. Triplets of either(More)
The authors investigated implications of agonistic onset for anxiety and dispersive motivation in maturing wild house mouse males (Mus domesticus). Laboratory-kept fraternal pairs either developed agonistic dominance or stayed amicable during their first 2 months of life, when the authors assessed open-field behavior and dispersal propensity. State anxiety(More)
The physiological basis for population differentiation of dispersal timing during individual development in male wild house mice is still unknown. As major urinary proteins (MUPs) are known to convey information about competitive ability in male mice, we examined individual MUP profiles defined by isoelectric-focusing (IEF) patterns in relation to(More)
Female house mice (Mus domesticus) are known to perform communal breeding more often with kin than with non-kin partners. When mice are grouped in semi-natural enclosures, related females develop pre-reproductive alliances more frequently than unrelated ones. However, little is known about the behavioural mechanisms and the factors promoting kin(More)
Over the last decades, completion of compulsory education has become increasingly important due to labour market requirements of higher education personnel. There is a growing body of research suggesting associations between EI and scholastic success. The present paper focuses on the connection between emotional intelligence (EI) and academic performance in(More)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Robotics and Multibody Mechanics Research Group, Brussels, Belgium 2 Babes-Bolyai University; Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 3 Howest University College, Industrial Design Center, Kortrijk, Belgium 4 Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA 5 Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Department of Clinical(More)
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