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Primates

, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 43–51 | Cite as

Long-term effects of social rehabilitation in rhesus monkeys

  • Mark S. Cummins
  • Stephen J. Suomi
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Abstract

A group of 19 rhesus monkeys was assembled and observed in a large outdoor pen. Five experimental groups were present: 3-year-old mother-peer reared monkeys, surrogate-rehabilitated isolates, socially-rehabilitated isolates, surrogate-peers (who had served as “therapists” for the preceding group), and 1-year-old mother-peers. The major results indicated first, that the surrogate-rehabilitated isolates played socially significantly less than both mother-peer groups, and second, that the group as a whole seemed to display an abnormally low overall level of behavior. Possible interpretations and theoretical implications are discussed.

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Rhesus Monkey Animal Ecology Major Result Theoretical Implication Preceding Group 
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© Japan Monkey Centre 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark S. Cummins
    • 2
    • 1
  • Stephen J. Suomi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyMcGrill UniversityMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Department of Psychology, Primate LaboratoryUniversity of WisconsinMadisonU. S. A.

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