Does inequity aversion depend on a frustration effect? A test with capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella)

@article{Silberberg2009DoesIA,
  title={Does inequity aversion depend on a frustration effect? A test with capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella)},
  author={Alan Silberberg and Lara Crescimbene and Elsa Addessi and James R Anderson and Elisabetta Visalberghi},
  journal={Animal Cognition},
  year={2009},
  volume={12},
  pages={505-509}
}
Brosnan and de Waal (Nature 425:297–299, 2003) reported that if a witness monkey saw a model monkey receive a high-value food, the witness was more inclined to reject a previously acceptable, but low-value food. Later work demonstrated that this alleged inequity aversion might be due to frustration induced by switching subjects from their role as models receiving a high-value food to the role of witnesses receiving a low-value food. In the present study, pairs of female capuchins exchanged a… CONTINUE READING