STATUS AND STRESS IN PRIMATE POPULATION.
Annual rept. 1969-1970,
EMORY UNIV ATLANTA GA YERKES REGIONAL PRIMATE RESEARCH CENTER
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A preliminary report is given covering work accomplished through the second year of a program designed to correlate physiological measures adreno cortico steroid hormone excretion levels with behavioral measures of stress. Social groups of rhesus monkeys have been established in large outdoor compouns with provision for undisturbed observation and capture as required. One group is essentially a breeding group whereas the second is an experimental group of thirty-four adult males. Status hierarchy information was collected following group formation and a complete profile of social and related activities, was generated for each individual. Urine and blood samples were collected and endocrinological measures are correlated against behavioral measures. Author