Rethinking human-animal relations: The critical role of social psychology: GPIR GPIR
Contributor(s):: Dhont, Kristof, Hodson, Gordon, Loughnan, Steve, Amiot, Catherine E.
Social dominance and legitimizing myths about animal use
Contributor(s):: Jackson, L. M., Gibbings, A.
The present study tested the hypothesis that the relation between social dominance orientation and the endorsement of legitimizing myths about the human use of nonhuman animals is moderated by the salience of that use. Eighty-two student participants read an article about agriculture that focused...
The relationship between individual behavioural styles, dominance rank and cortisol levels of cats living in urban social groups
Contributor(s):: Finkler, H., Terkel, J.
Individual animals show differences in temperament, often correlated with ecologically important behavioural patterns such as dominance, and with physiological responses to environmental perturbations, such as cortisol levels. Identifying these temperaments in animals may reveal adaptive patterns...
Comment on van Kerkhove's commentary
Contributor(s):: King, T.
Comment on "van Kerkhove's Commentary" [2004 this issue] noting that the author "cannot dismiss completely or comfortably the use of social dominance theory in behavior modification."
Response to comments
Contributor(s):: Kerkhove, W. van
Author's response to reviewers of his article, "A Fresh Look at the Wolf-Pack Theory of Companion-Animal Dog Social Behavior,} which appeared in this issue and "raised issues worthy of further consideration and investigation."
The concept of dominance and the treatment of aggression in multidog homes: a comment on van Kerkhove's commentary
Contributor(s):: Mertens, P. A.
Comment on "van Kerkhove's Commentary" [2004 this issue] relating to the concept of dominance and the treatment of aggression in multidog homes.
Use of PVC conduits by rats of various strains and ages housed singly and in pairs
Contributor(s):: Galef, B. G., Jr., Sorge, R. E.
This study observed the frequency with which laboratory rats (Rattus norvegicus) entered polyvinylchloride (PVC) conduits placed in their cages to provide environmental enrichment. The use of PVC conduits by Norway rats varied with subjects' strain, age, sex and housing condition. Adult male...
Effects of social dominance, water trough location and shade availability on drinking behaviour of cows on pasture
Contributor(s):: Coimbra, P. A. D., Machado Filho, L. C. P., Hotzel, M. J.
Animal behavior case of the month. Severe aggressive behavior directed at the owner
Contributor(s):: Seibert, L. M.
Influence of owner personality type on expression and treatment outcome of dominance aggression in dogs
Contributor(s):: Dodman, N. H., Moon, R., Zelin, M.
Terminology think tank: Social dominance theory as it relates to dogs
Contributor(s):: Steinker, Angelica
Social learning in horses from a novel perspective
Contributor(s):: Krueger, K., Flauger, B.
Aggression and social spacing in light horse ( Equus caballus ) mares and foals
Contributor(s):: Weeks, J. W., Crowell-Davis, S. L., Caudle, A. B., Heusner, G. L.
Aggression and social spacing were studied in 14 light horse mares and their foals living at pasture. Focal samples were collected on each mare-foal dyad for 6 to 10.5 h from 2 months of foal age until weaning at approximately 4 months of age. Observations on foals continued until approximately 6...
Allogrooming in cattle: relationships between social preferences, feeding displacements and social dominance
Contributor(s):: Val-Laillet, D., Guesdon, V., Keyserlingk, M. A. G. von, Passille, A. M. de, Rushen, J.
The aim of this study was to describe the allogrooming behaviour of group-housed lactating cows (Bos taurus) as it relates to social dominance, friendship, parity and level of feeding competition. We measured the socio-negative (displacements at the feeder and in the lying stalls) and...
An experimental study of the effects of play upon the dog-human relationship
Contributor(s):: Rooney, N. J., Bradshaw, J. W. S.
It has often been suggested that intraspecific dominance relationships are established through play. By analogy, it is also claimed that the outcome of competitive games can affect dog-human relationships. This paper experimentally tests the latter idea. Fourteen Golden Retrievers were each...
Behavioural characteristics of two dairy breeds of cows selected ( Herens ) or not ( Brune des Alpes ) for fighting and dominance ability
Contributor(s):: Plusquellec, P., Bouissou, M. F.
Two breeds of dairy cattle, one selected for intra-specific fighting and dominance ability (Herens, H), the other not selected for this behavioural trait (Brune des Alpes, BA), submitted to the same management techniques, were compared with respect to their social behaviour (dominance, agonistic...
Effect of the presence of a dominant bull on performance of two age group bulls in libido tests
Contributor(s):: Lopez, H., Orihuela, A., Silva, E.
In 2 trials, twelve 15-month-old and ten 27-month-old sexually naive Simmental bulls were libido tested in the presence or absence of a dominant mature bull. In the 1st trial, individual sexual performance tests were conducted. On alternate tests days, a mature bull was present in an adjacent pen...
Social order measured in pasture and pen conditions and its relationship to sexual behavior in Brahman ( Bos indicus ) cows
Contributor(s):: Orihuela, A., Galina, C. S.
The social order of 20 non-lactating, non-pregnant Brahman cows (2-6 years old) was determined by recording content and outcome of all agonistic interactions. The herd was observed at pasture for 1.5 h and in a yard for 2 h per day. This routine was undertaken every other day from 06.00 to 18.00...