The effect of siblings on early development: a potential contributor to personality differences in mammals.

@article{Hudson2011TheEO,
  title={The effect of siblings on early development: a potential contributor to personality differences in mammals.},
  author={Robyn Hudson and Amando Bautista and Ver{\'o}nica Reyes-Meza and Jorge Gustavo Morales Montor and Heiko G R{\"o}del},
  journal={Developmental psychobiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={53 6},
  pages={
          564-74
        }
}
Although most mammals grow up in the company of same or different age sibs (or half sibs), surprisingly little attention has been given to how relations among them might influence the development of individual differences in morphology, physiology, and behavior. Here we review evidence from our work on domestic and wild European rabbits, and more recently on laboratory rats, mice, and domestic cats, supporting the proposition that in mammals early sibling relations contribute to the development… CONTINUE READING
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