• Psychology, Medicine
  • Published in
    Journal of comparative and…
    1977
  • DOI:10.1037/h0077341

Aggressive behavior in female hamsters: the hormonal basis for fluctuations in female aggressiveness correlated with estrous state.

@article{Floody1977AggressiveBI,
  title={Aggressive behavior in female hamsters: the hormonal basis for fluctuations in female aggressiveness correlated with estrous state.},
  author={Owen R. Floody and Donald W. Pfaff},
  journal={Journal of comparative and physiological psychology},
  year={1977},
  volume={91 3},
  pages={
          443-64
        }
}
The frequency and sequencing of aggressive behaviors by naive female hamsters change during series of brief encounters, probably because of the lack of stable dominance relations. Such initial encounters seem most representative of interactions likely in free-ranging hamsters and have been emphasized in studies of the hormonal mediation of female aggression. Nonestrous females exhibit intense aggression toward conspecifics of either sex. Estrous females are not aggressive and spend much time in… CONTINUE READING

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