Emotional states after grooming interactions in Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata).

Abstract

In animal societies, the effect of grooming interactions on anxiety reduction is unclear. This study examined the effects of giving and receiving grooming on anxiety reduction in free ranging female Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata) by measuring rates of self-scratching as an index of anxiety. In this study, the authors used a focal-animal sampling method… (More)
DOI: 10.1037/a0039688

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@article{Ueno2015EmotionalSA, title={Emotional states after grooming interactions in Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata).}, author={Masataka Ueno and Kazunori Yamada and Masayuki Nakamichi}, journal={Journal of comparative psychology}, year={2015}, volume={129 4}, pages={394-401} }