Primates

, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 181–188 | Cite as

Affects of alcoholic consumption on the activity patterns of individual rhesus monkeys and their behavior in a social group

  • Peter O. Peretti
  • Barry R. Lewis
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Abstract

Activity patterns of rhesus monkeys, including social roles, dominance hierarchies, and the like have previously been investigated. The present paper reports an attempt to determine: (1) the social roles, dominance hierarchy and other activities of a group of rhesus monkeysbefore inducing alcohol into their drinking patterns; (2) the behavior of each individual animalbefore alcohol is consumed; (3) the effects of alcohol on individual behaviorafter consumption, and (4) the changes, if any, in the structure and activity of the social groupafter they have consumed the alcoholic beverage. Results indicated that drinking of an alcoholic beverage by rhesus monkeys does affect both individual as well as social behaviors.

Keywords

Alcohol Alcoholic Consumption Social Group Social Behavior Activity Pattern 

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© Japan Monkey Centre 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter O. Peretti
    • 1
  • Barry R. Lewis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychology and EducationIllinois Institute of TechnologyChicagoUSA

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