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Protein deficiency magnifies social influence on the food choices of Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2032456     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The food choices of protein-deprived juvenile rats were more profoundly affected by interaction with conspecifics than were the food choices of protein-replete juvenile rats. When choosing among four different-flavored, protein-deficient diets, protein-deprived rats ate significantly more of the diet eaten by a conspecific demonstrator than did protein-replete rats. These data suggest that the food choices of the relatively less successful members of a population are most affected by social interaction. Consequently, the mean effect of social interaction on diet selection in a population of Norway rats is likely to be positive.
Authors:
B G Galef; M Beck; E E Whiskin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of comparative psychology (Washington, D.C. : 1983)     Volume:  105     ISSN:  0735-7036     ISO Abbreviation:  J Comp Psychol     Publication Date:  1991 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-06-25     Completed Date:  1991-06-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309850     Medline TA:  J Comp Psychol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Attention*
Food Deprivation
Food Preferences / psychology*
Habituation, Psychophysiologic
Imitative Behavior*
Male
Protein Deficiency / psychology*
Rats
Social Behavior*
Social Environment

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