Dominance rank causally affects personality and glucocorticoid regulation in female rhesus macaques.

Abstract

Low social status is frequently associated with heightened exposure to social stressors and altered glucocorticoid regulation by the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Additionally, personality differences can affect how individuals behave in response to social conditions, and thus may aggravate or protect against the effects of low status on HPA… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2016.09.005

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