Modulation of aggressive behaviour by fighting experience: mechanisms and contest outcomes

@article{Hsu2006ModulationOA,
  title={Modulation of aggressive behaviour by fighting experience: mechanisms and contest outcomes},
  author={Y. Hsu and R. Earley and L. L. Wolf},
  journal={Biological Reviews},
  year={2006},
  volume={81}
}
Experience in aggressive contests often affects behaviour during, and the outcome of, later contests. This review discusses evidence for, variations in, and consequences of such effects. Generally, prior winning experiences increase, and prior losing experiences decrease, the probability of winning in later contests, reflecting modifications of expected fighting ability. We examine differences in the methodologies used to study experience effects, and the relative importance and persistence of… Expand
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