Experimental and Husbandry Procedures: Their Impact on Development

  • G. C. Ruppenthal
  • G. P. Sackett
Part of the Advances in Primatology book series (AIPR)


This chapter will review a number of studies concerning the effects of varied rearing experiences on the development of monkeys born both in the wild and in colony or laboratory environments. Studies have been chosen which have implications for using monkeys produced in captive colonies as subjects in biomedical and behavioral research. Although common sense tells us that experiences during infancy must be important for normal development in primates, actual practice in nonhuman primate colony stiuations often fails to reflect common sense in toto with respect to the social and environmental stimulation afforded growing infants. This chapter will briefly discuss effects of social deprivation rearing, but more importantly, will describe some less well-known but potentially important effects of variations in specific types of social experience among infant monkeys.


Rhesus Monkey Rhesus Macaque Pigtail Macaque Separation Control Rhesus Female 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. C. Ruppenthal
    • 1
  • G. P. Sackett
    • 1
  1. 1.Child Development and Mental Retardation Center and Regional Primate Research CenterUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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