Abnormal social development of protein-malnourished rhesus monkeys
Reports results of an experiment with 2 groups of 5 rhesus monkeys. Ss fed diets deficient in protein (3.5% casein) exhibited social behaviors qualitatively different from controls fed diets sufficient in protein (25% casein). In general, the protein-malnourished Ss showed a lack of reciprocal responsiveness to social initiations, aggression, and a predominance of nonsocially-directed behaviors when compared to controls. Results are discussed in terms of a nutritional-environmental interaction that produces abnormal and possibly long-term deficits in social development. (22 ref.) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved). © 1972 American Psychological Association.
protein deficiency, social development, rhesus monkeys
Zimmerman, Robert R., Peter L. Steere, David A. Strobel, and Harry L. Hom. "Abnormal social development of protein-malnourished rhesus monkeys." Journal of abnormal psychology 80, no. 2 (1972): 125.
Journal of Abnormal Psychology