Accession Number : AD0688204

Title :   VARIABLES INFLUENCING COOPERATIVE ESCAPE AND AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR,

Corporate Author : WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIV KALAMAZOO

Personal Author(s) : Ulrich,Roger E. ; Colasacco,Anton P. ; Taylor,Robert W.

Report Date : MAY 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : Research has shown that the escape and avoidance behavior of a single animal is disrupted by the introduction of a second animal. To a great extent, the operant behavior is replaced with fighting between the animals. The investigation shows that animals given the proper training, and required to engage in a 'cooperative' escape response, will maintain their individual escape behavior when paired, although the disruptive effects of the second animal are not totally eliminated. The study has definite implications for the control of aggression by operantly conditioning alternative behavior. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BEHAVIOR, CONTROL SYSTEMS), (*ADJUSTMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), LABORATORY ANIMALS, RATS, CONDITIONED RESPONSE, TRAINING, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), EVASION, PATTERN RECOGNITION

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE