Accession Number:

AD0688204

Title:

VARIABLES INFLUENCING COOPERATIVE ESCAPE AND AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIV KALAMAZOO

Report Date:

1969-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

Research has shown that the escape and avoidance behavior of a single animal is disrupted by the introduction of a second animal. To a great extent, the operant behavior is replaced with fighting between the animals. The investigation shows that animals given the proper training, and required to engage in a cooperative escape response, will maintain their individual escape behavior when paired, although the disruptive effects of the second animal are not totally eliminated. The study has definite implications for the control of aggression by operantly conditioning alternative behavior. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE