The effects of shocking one member of a pair of rats
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When one member of a pair of rats was insulated from electric footshock, a frequency of aggression was obtained which was far lower than that which has typically been reported in the shock-elicited aggression literature. In addition, the shocked rats developed a relatively high frequency of stereotyped responses which served as partially successful avoidance responses. These data were considered to support earlier data indicating that avoidance or escape responses to shock will take priority over attack responses to shock.
KeywordsGrid Floor Attack Response Target Animal Electric Footshock Stereotyped Response
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