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Post-conflict affiliation in common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus jacchus).
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PMID:  10993136     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Post-conflict (PC) affiliation has been demonstrated in a number of Old World monkeys and apes, but very little is known about the occurrence of the phenomenon in New World monkeys. This study examined 282 PC interactions after spontaneous conflicts around feeding time in two family groups (N = 12) of captive common marmosets, Callithrix jacchus jacchus. We found an overall corrected conciliatory tendency of 31%. Selective attraction was seen: former opponents met significantly more often in PCs than in matched controls (MCs) (27% and 16%, respectively). There was no difference in the occurrence of PC affiliation between dyads consisting of parent-offspring constellations compared to offspring-offspring constellations. PC affiliative behaviors were seen in the first three minutes following conflict termination, and consisted mainly of proximity, play invitations, and food transfer. Notably, former opponents remained within arm's reach after 17% of conflicts. Affiliation was more likely to follow after conflicts involving play issues. The functional importance of the PC affiliation in marmosets remains to be examined.
K Westlund; T Ljungberg; U Borefelt; C Abrahamsson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of primatology     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0275-2565     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Primatol.     Publication Date:  2000 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-12-18     Completed Date:  2001-01-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8108949     Medline TA:  Am J Primatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  31-46     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Ethology, Department of Zoology, Stockholm University, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Behavior, Animal
Callithrix / psychology*
Social Behavior*

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