Effects of stress on defensive aggression and dominance in a water competition test

Lucion, Aldo; Vogel, Wolfgang H.
October 1994
Integrative Physiological & Behavioral Science;Oct-Dec94, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p415
Academic Journal
Examines the effects of stress on aggressive behavior and the dominance-submissive relationship of two male rats. Measurement of the defensive aggression in rats with the water competition test; Reduction of dominant but not submissive behavior during water competition due to stress; Tendency of high-anxious rats to lose their aggressive behavior.


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