Heritable variation for aggression as a reflection of individual coping strategies

  title={Heritable variation for aggression as a reflection of individual coping strategies},
  author={R. F. Benus and Bela G Bohus and Jaap M. Koolhaas and G. A. van Oortmerssen},
Evidence is presented in rodents, that individual differences in aggression reflect heritable, fundamentally different, but equally valuablealternative strategies to cope with environmental demands. Generally, aggressive individuals show an active response to aversive situations. In a social setting, they react with flight or escape when defeated; in non-social situations, they react with active avoidance of controllable shocks and with sustained activity during an uncontrollable task. In… CONTINUE READING
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