The Intellectual Consequences of Early Social Restriction in Rhesus Monkeys (Macaca Mulatta)

  • John P. Gluck
Part of the Advances in Primatology book series (AIPR)


For over a decade the nonhuman primate research concerned with the effects of early social isolation on behavioral functioning contained a seemingly puzzling discrepancy. On the one hand, rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) reared in environments that either severely restricted or completely occluded social contact with conspecifics were found to show easily discriminable deficits in personal, social, sexual, and maternal behaviors (see Chapter 20). On the other hand, Harlow and coworkers have long denied the existence of similar intellectual deficits (e.g., Rowland, 1964; Harlow, Schiltz, and Harlow, 1969; Gluck and Harlow, 1971).


Rhesus Monkey Discrimination Reversal Oddity Problem Discrete Trial Training Delay Response Task 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John P. Gluck
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA

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