Influence of social dominance on self-stimulation behavior in male golden hamsters.

@article{Kureta1996InfluenceOS,
  title={Influence of social dominance on self-stimulation behavior in male golden hamsters.},
  author={Y Kureta and Shigeru Watanabe},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={1996},
  volume={59 4-5},
  pages={621-4}
}
The effect of a socially dominant hamster on the self-stimulation behavior of the subordinate hamster was examined. After determining social ranking, six hamsters were trained to press a lever in an operant chamber in which a dominant hamster was presented over a grid wall. The threshold of rewarding effect was evaluated by using a descending series of… CONTINUE READING