The sexual preference of female rats is influenced by males' adolescent social stress history and social status

  title={The sexual preference of female rats is influenced by males' adolescent social stress history and social status},
  author={C. McCormick and N. Cameron and M. Thompson and Mark Cumming and Marissa Langett},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  • C. McCormick, N. Cameron, +2 authors Marissa Langett
  • Published 2017
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Hormones and Behavior
  • &NA; Ongoing development of brain systems for social behaviour renders these systems susceptible to the influence of stressors in adolescence. We previously found that adult male rats that underwent social instability stress (SS) in mid‐adolescence had decreased sexual performance compared with control males (CTL). Here, we test the hypotheses that SS in adolescence decreases the “attractiveness” of male rats as sexual partners compared with CTL rats and that dominance status is a protective… CONTINUE READING
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