Context and Individual Characteristics Modulate the Association between Oxytocin Receptor Gene Polymorphism and Social Behavior in Border Collies

@inproceedings{Turcsn2017ContextAI,
  title={Context and Individual Characteristics Modulate the Association between Oxytocin Receptor Gene Polymorphism and Social Behavior in Border Collies},
  author={Borb{\'a}la Turcs{\'a}n and Friederike Range and Zsolt R{\'o}nai and D{\'o}ra Koller and Zsofia Viranyi},
  booktitle={Front. Psychol.},
  year={2017}
}
Recent studies suggest that the relationship between endogenous oxytocin and social affiliative behavior can be critically moderated by contextual and individual factors in humans. While oxytocin has been shown to influence human-directed affiliative behaviors in dogs, no study investigated yet how such factors moderate these effects. Our study aimed to investigate whether the context and the dogs' individual characteristics moderate the associations between the social affiliative (greeting… CONTINUE READING
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