Dominance status and certain operants in a communal colony of rhesus macaques

@article{Bartlett2005DominanceSA,
  title={Dominance status and certain operants in a communal colony of rhesus macaques},
  author={Donald P. Bartlett and Gilbert W. Meier},
  journal={Primates},
  year={2005},
  volume={12},
  pages={209-219}
}
This study was designed to test the hypothesis that in some species of primates individual differences in responsiveness to certain situations is related to dominance status. During the first phase of the study, the existence of a linear dominance hierarchy was confirmed by ratings of agonistic interactions. In the second phase, bar-pressing behavior was recorded on a cumulative recorder while the experimenter simultaneously rated, at 30-second intervals, all animals present in the research… CONTINUE READING

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