Stereotypies: a critical review

@article{Mason1991StereotypiesAC,
  title={Stereotypies: a critical review},
  author={G. Mason},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1991},
  volume={41},
  pages={1015-1037}
}
  • G. Mason
  • Published 1991
  • Psychology
  • Animal Behaviour
Abstract Stereotypies are repetitive, invariant behaviour patterns with no obvious goal or function. They seem to be restricted to captive animals, mentally ill or handicapped humans, and subjects given stimulant drugs. In this respect they are abnormal, although possibly the product of normal behavioural processes. Stereotypies are often associated with past or present sub-optimal aspects of the environment, and have been used as a welfare indicator. It has been hypothesized that stereotypies… Expand
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