Individual differences and their relation to social structure in domestic cats.

@article{Durr1997IndividualDA,
  title={Individual differences and their relation to social structure in domestic cats.},
  author={Rob Durr and Carole Smith},
  journal={Journal of comparative psychology},
  year={1997},
  volume={111 4},
  pages={412-8}
}
Two groups of domesticated cats with established social structures were tested for their response to novel stimuli in a variety of test situations. Clear individual differences in responses were consistent over a series of test sessions and remained stable despite regular environmental changes. Individual differences in behavioral response were not related to object dominance (food competition) or social dominance (freedom of movement in social encounters) unlike similar studies with social… CONTINUE READING

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