Responses to social and environmental stress are attenuated by strong male bonds in wild macaques.

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In humans and obligatory social animals, individuals with weak social ties experience negative health and fitness consequences. The social buffering hypothesis conceptualizes one possible mediating mechanism: During stressful situations the presence of close social partners buffers against the adverse effects of increased physiological stress levels. We… (More)
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1411450111

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@article{Young2014ResponsesTS, title={Responses to social and environmental stress are attenuated by strong male bonds in wild macaques.}, author={Christopher J Young and Bonaventura Majolo and Michael Heistermann and Oliver Sch{\"u}lke and Julia Ostner}, journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America}, year={2014}, volume={111 51}, pages={18195-200} }