STATUS AND STRESS IN PRIMATE POPULATIONS.
Annual rept. 1 Aug 68-31 Jul 69,
EMORY UNIV ATLANTA GA YERKES REGIONAL PRIMATE RESEARCH CENTER
Pagination or Media Count:
A preliminary report is given of the first year of a program designed to correlate physiological measures adreno cortico steroid hormone excretion levels with behavioral measures of stress. Stress in nonhuman primate groups is defined by the frequency and duration of aggressive and submissive response patterns each individual is involved in, and by the rank position of each individual in the status hierarchy. Social groups of nonhuman primates are to be established in large outdoor compounds with provision for undisturbed observation and capture as required. These facilities are under construction. Author