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dc.contributor.authorRuby, Suzanneen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBuchanan-Smith, Hannah Men_UK
dc.description.abstractPrimates are increasingly being tested individually in purpose-built research centers within zoos. The voluntary nature of research testing indicates that participation is enriching for the primate subjects, but previous studies have generally focused only on stress-related behavior, indicating that the research does not have a negative effect. Few data are available on the effects that individual research may have on social behavior, yet given primates' complex social lives and their responses to how conspecifics are treated, it is important to determine whether individual testing impacts upon their social interactions. The current study compared the social and individual behavior of 11 brown capuchin monkeys (Sapajus apella) between three conditions: (1) directly after undergoing individual testing, (2) a control, and (3) upon returning to the group having voluntarily left. The results indicate that individual and stress-related behaviors were affected very little by individual research testing and that social behaviors increased. However, although affiliative interactions were enhanced, aggressive interactions were also seen to increase in the condition following individual testing compared with the return to group condition. Suggestions for minimizing the negative interactions are given. Provided that these suggestions are taken into account by researchers, our results provide support for developing research centers within zoos given the important findings emerging on our closest living relatives, combined with the potentially positive effects the research has on their welfare.en_UK
dc.relationRuby S & Buchanan-Smith HM (2015) The effects of individual cubicle research on the social interactions and individual behavior of brown capuchin monkeys (Sapajus apella). American Journal of Primatology, 77 (10), pp. 1097-1108.
dc.rightsThis item has been embargoed for a period. During the embargo please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Ruby, S. and Buchanan-Smith, H. M. (2015), The effects of individual cubicle research on the social interactions and individual behavior of brown capuchin monkeys (Sapajus apella). Am. J. Primatol., 77: 1097–1108, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.en_UK
dc.subjectresearch testingen_UK
dc.subjectsocial interactionsen_UK
dc.subjecthuman interactionsen_UK
dc.titleThe effects of individual cubicle research on the social interactions and individual behavior of brown capuchin monkeys (Sapajus apella)en_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleAmerican Journal of Primatologyen_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirlingen_UK
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local.rioxx.authorRuby, Suzanne|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorBuchanan-Smith, Hannah M|0000-0002-2516-7734en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.filenameRuby and Buchanan.pdfen_UK
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