Genetic selection for coping style predicts stressor susceptibility.

  title={Genetic selection for coping style predicts stressor susceptibility.},
  author={Alexa H. Veenema and Onno C. Meijer and Edo Ronald de Kloet and Jaap M. Koolhaas},
  journal={Journal of neuroendocrinology},
  volume={15 3},
Genetically selected aggressive (SAL) and nonaggressive (LAL) male wild house-mice which show distinctly different coping styles, also display a differential regulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis after exposure to an acute stressor. To test the hypothesis that coping style predicts stressor susceptibility, the present study examined line differences in response to a chronic stressor. Chronic psychosocial stress was evoked using two paradigms. In the first paradigm, a SAL or LAL… CONTINUE READING