Social interactions among rodent conspecifics: a review of experimental paradigms.

@article{Wills1983SocialIA,
  title={Social interactions among rodent conspecifics: a review of experimental paradigms.},
  author={Gordon Wills and A L Wesley and Frank R. Moore and D A Sisemore},
  journal={Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews},
  year={1983},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={315-23}
}
The authors suggest that kin selection theory offers a different perspective from which to examine social interactions among rodent conspecifics. Paradigms designed to investigate various interactions among rodent conspecifics are presented, and include simple affiliative behaviors, social facilitation, and cooperation. It is established that many species of rodents are appropriately social to use as subjects under investigation in research which focuses on topics such as kin selection. Studies… CONTINUE READING