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Early maternal rejection and later social anxiety in juvenile and adult Japanese macaques.
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PMID:  11279595     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study investigated the relationships between early maternal style and subsequent juvenile and adult behavior of offspring in Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata). Early maternal style had no effect on baseline behavior of offspring when adult. In contrast, early maternal style was correlated with the response of adult offspring to stressful social interactions, and particularly with their response to actual or potential aggression. Infants whose mothers encouraged more independence showing high rates of rejection were less fearful and did cope better with stressful situations when adult. Although based on correlational data, these results suggest that in macaques maternal rejection can promote offspring independence and the development of a less anxious personality.
G Schino; L Speranza; A Troisi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental psychobiology     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0012-1630     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Psychobiol     Publication Date:  2001 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-03-30     Completed Date:  2001-05-31     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0164074     Medline TA:  Dev Psychobiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  186-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Dipartimento di Genetica e Biologia Molecolare, Università "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological
Anxiety, Separation / psychology*
Behavior, Animal
Macaca / psychology*
Maternal Behavior / psychology*
Rejection (Psychology)*
Social Adjustment*
Stress, Psychological*

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