Long-term effects of social rehabilitation in rhesus monkeys

  title={Long-term effects of social rehabilitation in rhesus monkeys},
  author={Mark Cummins and Stephen J. Suomi},
A group of 19 rhesus monkeys was assembled and observed in a large outdoor pen. Five experimental groups were present: 3-year-old mother-peer reared monkeys, surrogate-rehabilitated isolates, socially-rehabilitated isolates, surrogate-peers (who had served as “therapists” for the preceding group), and 1-year-old mother-peers. The major results indicated first, that the surrogate-rehabilitated isolates played socially significantly less than both mother-peer groups, and second, that the group as… Expand

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