ELICITATION OF AGGRESSION BY A PHYSICAL BLOW

J Exp Anal Behav. 1965 Jan;8(1):55-7. doi: 10.1901/jeab.1965.8-55.

Abstract

Squirrel monkeys were exposed to brief tail-pinches in the presence of a cloth-covered ball. Attack was elicited against the ball as a direct function of the force of the tail-pinch. This finding in conjunction with previous findings regarding electric shock and intense heat demonstrates that several types of aversive stimulation can elicit aggression.

MeSH terms

  • Aggression*
  • Animals
  • Behavior, Animal*
  • Electroshock*
  • Haplorhini*
  • Punishment*
  • Research*
  • Saimiri*